Green bean

A star vegetable


Green beans are native to South America. They are the immature pods of the common bean, an annual plant grown in temperate and tropical zones.

Everybody knows them! With their long, slender, dark-green pods, they are a staple vegetable in the kitchen. Crisp and tender, they are loved by adults and children alike. They can be eaten both hot and cold, as a starter or side dish, or in soups.

The green bean is a source of vitamin B5, which helps cognitive performance, provides energy and reduces fatigue, and vitamin C, which helps to stimulate the immune system and combat fatigue and winter illnesses. It also contains iron, potassium and provitamin A.