Green beans, string beans, or snap beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, K, folate, and fiber. They have nutritional benefits similar to snap peas and okra. There are more than 130 varieties of green beans. Fresh green beans are a better choice than canned, which contain large amounts of sodium. Before eating the canned variety, you should rinse them thoroughly.

Green Bean and Toasted Garlic
1 cup (150 g) snap beans
calories 28
carbohydrate 5.66 g
fat .55 g
protein 1.42 g
fiber 2.6 g
sugar 1.94 g
calcium 17 mg
folate 32 mcg
iron 1.2 mg
magnesium 18 mg
phosphorous 30 mg
potassium 130 mg
vitamin A 24 mcg
vitamin K 52.5 mcg
Sources: Medical News Today

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