Aids in weight loss
Fights free radicals
Helps prevent night blindness
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of osteoarthistis
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:
- Battered and fried
- 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