Yes, they are green! I first found them last year at a farm stand where I learned they can often be found in ethnic markets. I bought these at a European style open air market in town. They are in little fuzzy pods that have 1 or 2 beans in each. I then blanch them in some boiling water and shock them in ice water to keep the color. These I sauteed w/ some garlic and pepper flakes in olive oil, then tossed w/ the pasta.