As you know, green beans are our “flagship product”. From the family of legumes, it is a delicacy full of excellent properties for its consumers. Some of the benefits of green beans are:
- Important source of fiber and minerals: potassium, calcium and phosphorus among others.
- They contain many vitamins such as B6, B2 and Vitamin C.
- Low caloric levels: recommended for balanced diets, however, for every 100 g. we will only have 30 kcal.
- Considered a diuretic and depurative vegetable.
- Decrease fluid retention.
- Antioxidant properties: they prevent cardiovascular and degenerative pathologies among others.
- They help eliminating accumulated toxins.
- They lower choresterol level.
- Ideal to avoid the common flu.
- Rich in folates: recommended for pregnant women.
- Anti-inflammatory capacity due to its content of carotenoids and flavonoids.
As you can see, there are many “goodies” of our green beans. In addition, they can be prepared in multiple ways, we always recommend their consumption in fresh conditions.
Moreover, They are a very light vegetable. Some people say that they are a vegetable “on the outside”, and a legume “on the inside”.
Green beans have been successfully incorporated into the popular “Mediterranean diet”, despite the fact that they originally came from America, they have been present on our table since the
16th century. They are harvested before the seeds complete their maturation, which explains why green beans are treated as a vegetable although botanically they are considered as “legume”.
Only in a mature state, they lose nutritional value, taking advantage only of their seeds in fresh (or dry) state. In this way, they are consumed as legumes.
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