Bean pods, leaves
Ways to prepare
Eat the bean pods fresh sliced, diced in salads, smoothies, juice extractions, pickled, stir-fried, steamed or added to soups. The greens can be added to salads, smoothies, juice extractions, stir-fried, steamed or added to soups
Green beans contain vitamin K, manganese, fiber, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B2, copper, vitamin B1, manganese, chromium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin A, omega-3 fats, potassium, choline, protein, vitamin B3, vitamin B6 and vitamin E
Health benefitBest studied from a research standpoint is the antioxidant content of green beans.Just as you might expect, the antioxidant support provided by green beans provides us with some direct cardiovascular benefits. The strong carotenoid and flavonoid content of green beans also appears to give this vegetable some potentially unique anti-inflammatory benefits.