Green beans are the unripe, young fruit of various cultivars of the common bean. Immature or young pods of the runner bean, yardlong bean, and hyacinth bean are used in a similar way. Green beans are known by many common names, including French beans, string beans, snap beans, snaps, and the French name haricot vert. French beans can be stir-fried and are used in oriental cookery in this way. They can be added to soups and stews and used to garnish vegetable dishes. Flavours and ingredients that go well with French beans include bacon, toasted pine nuts, sesame seeds, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger, cream and mustard.