5 facts ABOUT GREEN BEANS
1 Nutritionally, green beans provide the body with lots of fiber and protein. They are also very low in fat, while containing antioxidants, Vitamins A and C, folate, magnesium and potassium.
2 Green beans, snow peas, green peas, and other green legumes encapsulated in pods are often questioned in the Paleo world. Are they Paleo? The short answer is yes, but here’s why. When we say don’t eat legumes, it’s because legumes have certain anti-nutrients in them, like phytic acid and lectins.
3 Green bean is herbaceous plant that belongs to legume family (Fabiaceae). It originates from Peru, but it can be found around the world today. People cultivate and eat green beans at least 7,000 years.
4 There are more than 130 varieties of green bean that differ in taste and in the color and size of pods.
5 Green beans require direct sun, well-drained soil and 21 to 27 degrees of Celsius for successful growth. This is the third most popular garden plant (after tomato and peppers).