Let's discover together all the curiosities and properties of green beans
Unlike other legumes, green beans contain a lower quantity of proteins and a very high quantity of water (estimated at around 90%): in this regard, green beans show characteristics more similar to vegetables than to legumes. They are rich in fibre, mineral salts (potassium in particular) and vitamin A; the vitamin C content is discreet. The scarcity of carbohydrates, associated with little protein, makes green beans a low-calorie food. Green beans boast diuretic and refreshing properties for the gastro-intestinal system, as well as remineralising due to the good quantity of minerals. These legumes, due to their abundance of fibre, are an excellent ally in case of constipation; furthermore, due to their low carbohydrate intake, they can also be consumed by diabetics.