Green beans are plants including legume tribe. And has a name Vigna radiata.
Green beans usually have a height less than about 3 meters with erect branched stems and have flowers shaped like a butterfly that is greenish yellow. From the looks leguminous flower containing 10 to 15 green beans. Green bean plants have compound interest and consists of three leaves with a triangular shape and has bone pinnate leaves. Green bean seeds themselves have green skin with white beans. Green bean plants can be grown in tropical regions and are in the lowlands with a height of between 5 and 700 m above sea level.
Nutrient content of green beans:
Green beans contain folic acid by 159 mg / 100 g and vitamin B1 of 0.2 mg / 100 g, riboflavin, B6, Pantothenat acid, and niacin, which is useful to help the metabolism and organ function. Green beans are also rich in minerals. In 100 grams of green beans contained potassium (266 mg), phosphorus (99 mg), manganese (48 mg), calcium (27 mg), magnesium (0.3 mg), iron (1.4 mg), zinc (0 , 8 mg), selenium (2.5 g). The content of protein in every 100 grams of green beans for 7 grams of protein. Proteins in the green beans have a complete amino acid profile and can be absorbed by the body more quickly. Fiber in 100 grams of green beans at 7.6 grams of fiber.
Green beans are also enriched with Omega-3 at 0.9 mg / 100g and Omega-6 at 119 mg / 100gr. As we know that these essential fatty acids are useful for lowering cholesterol and maintain a healthy heart.