This is a once a year thing. For a brief time there are glorious fresh (never dried) purple beans at the farmers market. I intend to enjoy them paleo or not. That being said is there a way to reduce the anti nutrients in them? Some sort of preperation I can do? I have only been able to find instructions for dried beans but these are fresh. Thanks
Varieties of string beans are more pod than bean. We eat them when we can get them fresh. Here's Mark Sisson's take on the issue: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/are-peas-and-green-beans-healthy/#axzz29N7t2g7t
I assume you are talking about Purple Hull peas or Cow peas? They are a southern pea and the shell is not edible. I would say since they are fresh they shouldn't be any worse for you than green beans or English peas. A little isn't going to hurt you. There shouldn't be any prep since they aren't dried and don't have the concentration of anti-nutrients.
While green beans (and their purple cousins) and peas are "legumes" from a botanical standpoint, I think it's improper to shun all foods due to their botanical classification.
Green beans and peas do not exhibit the same level of anti-nutrients or glycemic reaction that (for example) kidney beans do. Enjoy!