Farm Fresh Green Beans are summer’s number one vegetable source of energy-packed protein.
Green beans, half-runner beans, and stringless beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, K, folic acid, and fiber in your diet. Beans have similar vitamin and mineral benefits to snap peas and okra. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USD), green beans have other health benefits as well such as:
- 17 milligrams (mg) of calcium
- 1.2 mg of iron
- 18 mg magnesium
- 30 mg of phosphorus
- 130 mg potassium
- 24 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin A
- 52.5 mcg of vitamin K
- 32 mcg of folate
It is the total diet or overall eating pattern that is most important in disease prevention and achieving good health. It is better to eat a diet with a variety than to concentrate on individual foods as the key to good health.