Green Beans – Nature’s Multi-Vitamin

Today’s Tidbitο»Ώ

Β Green beans are an excellent source of protein and fibre; vitamins A, B complex, C, and K; and the minerals iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. This makes green beans one of the most nutritious foods on the planet – sort of like a vegetable multivitamin.

Green beans can be called by many other names: French beans, runner beans, winged beans, string beans and snap beans. Essentially, green beans are the unripe fruit of of any kind of bean. All over the world, they’re enjoyed steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or baked in casseroles.

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    John
    April 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I’ve never been a fan of beans and hated green beans as a kid. But your tidbit convinced me to give them a second chance. Their health benefits are too great to not incorporate into my diet. And it turns out that I like them much more as an adult. Thanks for the info!

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    Robyn
    April 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I was never a fan of green beans either, John. I think our parents used to overcook a lot of the vegetables and now I tend to like mine very crisp. Good to hear you’ve added them to your diet.

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