Green beans

Although the origin of green beans is uncertain, researchers believe they were first cultivated in Central America centuries ago. Green beans are often nicknamed string beans or snapping beans; there are over 500 species available, varying in color, texture, taste, and size.   Although their protein content tends to be a bit lower than other vegetables, green beans are higher than most in fiber and important nutrients. They contain important amounts of antioxidants and a wide variety of carotenoids and flavonoids, which have been shown to have health-supportive properties. More specific..

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