Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in weight loss
Fights free radicals
Helps prevent night blindness
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of osteoarthistis
Relieves allergies
Relieves constipation

Nutrition:

Serving size: 3/4 cup cut; Calories: 20; Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0g; Carbs: 5g; Fiber: 2.8g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 1g; Potassium: 6%DV Vitamin A: 4%DV; Vitamin C: 10%DV; Calcium: 4%DV; Iron: 2%DV

Did You Know?

  • Fresh green beans are very low-cal making them a great addition to a weight loss diet!
  • Despite their rich green color, green beans are actually a great source of carotenoids! The only reason we don't see these carotenoids is because of the concentrated chlorophyll content of green beans.
  • 60% of all commercially grown green beans are grown in the USA

Ways to Eat:

  • Raw
  • Sauteed
  • Boiled
  • Battered and fried
  • Roasted

Farming Trivia:

  • Until the late 19th century, fresh green beans were not eaten -- the beans were shelled and dried
  • Green beans can be planted year round, but they need exposure to sunlight and can't be planted if there is a chance of frost
  • Green beans can be canned, pickled or frozen to preserve freshness 

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.