When you hold a long, strip and many seeds inside thing which named green beans, can you imagine that thing had almost 600 years of history and began from far away from America continent? These days, green beans are very common food; it can present from a home’s dinner to any luxury restaurant dishes. These are many ways to cook green beans, you can cut them into small segments then fry them with rice, put in soup or just lazily boiling them then deserve. The most famous recipe for green beans is butter garlic green beans not only because of great taste they had but also a very simple way to make it. Not stop from that, green beans price is quite cheap because every year all countries produce more 20 million tons of green beans.
One cup of green beans is 125 grams and contains 44 calories, 2.5 grams of protein, 10 grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fat, 4 grams of dietary fiber and 1.25 milligrams of sodium. As you see, fiber content in green beans is high that help to weight control and super effective to prevent constipation. The fiber in green beans is also good for people having diabetes, heart disease as well as diverticulosis. Otherwise, green beans diet might prevent kidney infection. Some recent research shows that green beans have many carotenoids like tomatoes and carrots that can promote vision, health teeth skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes. An important thing when mention green beans is they provide a large content of antioxidants; the green beans have a higher portion of antioxidant than any kinds of beans or peas. Eating green beans every day might make you feel boring but the fact they can upgrade your health has no doubt.
Green beans have two main kinds, bush beans and pole beans which have origin name from the way farmer plant it. Bush beans have more farmer fans than pole because they are easy to seed, having shorter time to harvest (49 to 56 days). Despite some disadvantages to compare with bush beans, growing green pole beans is suitable for less space garden and people who love long harvest time. Growing greens pole beans also warrant less disease chance because they are arranged in straight up so they are always dry due to moving air. Technically, there are nearly 20 kinds of green beans: Jade, Maxibel, Contender, Provider, Rolande, Blue lake, Tender green, Dragon tongue, Soleil, Spanish Musica, Trionfor Violleta, Rattlesnake, Fortex, Kentuchy Wonder, Scarlet Runner and so on. They are unique in shape, color and diverse in time to harvest. In supermarket, we can find some amazing colorful green beans: purple, yellow and classic green. Each kind of green beans can have different tastes and gorgeous appearance for dishes.
Preparing and cooking green beans
To prepare green beans, just washing them under running water or if to be more careful, mashing them in salty water then cut two brown heads.
The most healthy and effective way that keeps almost nutrition in green beans is steaming them. Putting it in a pot with 5 centimes of water then steaming for five minutes together rinses it while steaming. It is the best way if we don’t cut them into small segments when cooking 5minutes steaming.Tags: Green Beans