Yardlong beans

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Yardlong Beans
Yardlong Beans

Interesting facts about Yardlong beans

  • Are you aware that yardlong beans are also called asparagus beans, snake beans, Chinese long beans and long-podded cowpeas?
  • Are you aware that the yardlong bean is actually only a half yard long?
  • (Beans are usually picked when they are 18-20 inches long as they are tenderer They can grow up to a yard long, but are usually tougher at this length.)
  • Are you aware that yardlong beans are primarily grown in Southeast Asia, Thailand and Southern China?
  • Are you aware that yardlong beans grow well in subtropical and tropical climates?
  • Are you aware that yardlong beans are pale to dark green in color?
Green beans
Greens beans
  • Are you aware that yardlong beans are eaten both cooked and raw?
  • Are you aware that yardlong beans are a good source of vitamins A and C (Vitamin A is important for cell growth and development, for fighting off disease and for good vision. Vitamin C is needed by the body to form collagen in bones, cartilage muscle, and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron.)
  • Are you aware that yardlong beans grow on twining, climbing vines with delicate stems?
  • Are you aware that the yardlong bean plants grow 9-12 feet in height?
  • Are you aware that the yardlong bean plant has large white or purple flowers?
  • Are you aware that the yardlong bean grows very quickly (Once pollinated, it can grow to 12 inches in just a few days.)
  • Are you aware that yardlong beans are cooked similar to green beans?
  • Are you aware that yardlong beans have a denser texture and mor intense flavor than the green bean?

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Yardlong bean, raw
Portion 100 g
Calcium, Ca 50 mg
Iron, Fe 0.47 mg
Vitamin A, IU 865 IU
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 18.8 mg
Protein 2.8 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.4 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 8.35 g
Energy 197 kcal
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium, Na 4 mg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.105 g

Nutritional information on Yardlong beans

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