Beans, pods, fresh

Beans, pods, fresh

Fresh, tender snap beans have a delicate flavor that is delicious eaten raw or just lightly cooked.

You can serve fresh, raw sliced snap beans with a dipping sauce or you can sauté them and then toss them with diced potatoes and a little onion and bacon for a hot bean salad.

Simpler yet, just top and tail snap beans and cook them in boiling water for 5 minutes and serve them as an accompaniment to meat or poultry or fish. You can go wild by just adding a dab of butter.

When you look for snap beans at your farmers’ market, you will find considerable variety. There are many types of snap beans including purple, yellow, creamy white, and green, and snap beans can be flat or round.

Fresh bean pods Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits

Fresh bean pods are composed of 90.32% water, 6.97% carbohydrates, 1.83% protein, and 0.22% fat. If you consume one cup of fresh bean pods you will get 7.109 grams of carbohydrates. It is equal to 5.47 percent of the 130 grams of carbohydrates you should include in your daily diet, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same a 100 gram reference serving of fresh bean pods provides 31 calories and are a very rich source of Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) (47.78% of the Daily Value). This means if your diet contains fresh bean pods, it helps your body to stabilise blood clots and heal wounds faster, regulate concentration of calcium in the blood, retent of episodic memory (in older people) and it is effective against excessive bleedingosteoporosis by regulating calcium levelshigh cholesterol level. At the same time they contain a modest amount of Manganese (12% DV).