Green Bean

Green beans, string beans, or snap beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, K, folate, and fiber.

Recipe: Green Bean and Toasted Garlic

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.

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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