Green beans

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Green beans
Green beans

The immature, green, succulent pods of Phaseolus vulgaris.

Interesting facts about Green beans

Other names for Green Bean: Bush Green Beans Pole Green Beans   Green Bean

  • Are you aware that green beans are also called string beans? (They got this name because years ago they had a fibrous string running along the seam of the bean. The string has been bred out of most varieties today.)
  • Are you aware that the first “stringless” bean was grown in 1894?
  • Are you aware that green beans are also called snap beans? (They got this name because they make a snapping noise when broken in half.)
  • Are you aware that you eat the pod or shell of green beans?
Cut green beans
Cut green beans
  • Are you aware that green beans are the most popular edible pod bean in the United States?
  • Are you aware that New Jersey ranks 8th in snap bean production in the country?
  • Are you aware that green beans are classified into two major groups, bush beans and pole beans?
  • Are you aware that bush green beans grow on a plant approximately two feet tall?
  • Are you aware that pole bean plants actually grow around poles supporting them?
  • Are you aware that pole beans are usually larger and flatter than bush beans and commonly picked by hand?
Soup with green beans
Soup with green beans
  • Are you aware that green beans are picked while still immature and the inner beans are just starting to grow?
  • Are you aware that there are yellow string beans called wax beans?
  • Are you aware that green beans are a good source of vitamin C?
  • Are you aware that green beans can be eaten raw?
  • Are you aware that raw green beans are crunchy?
  • Are you aware that green beans can be steamed, boiled, stir-fried and baked in casseroles?
  • Are you aware that green bean casserole is a popular green bean dish eaten at Thanksgiving? (It is made with green beans, cream of mushroom soup and French fried onions.)

Nutritional information on Green beans

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