Green beans, also known as string beans or snap beans, are a delicious (and affordable) source of nutrients.
Low in Calories and Sodium
A cup (125 grams) of boiled green beans contains only 43.8 calories, which amounts to 2% of the Daily Recommended Value (DV), making it a great choice if you are trying to be disciplined about your calorie intake.
A Good Source of Vitamins
Green beans provide some essential vitamins, especially vitamins A and C.
Vitamin A supports the immune system, cell growth, and vision. A cup of green boiled green beans contains 875 international units (IU) of Vitamin A, equal to 17% of the DV.
Vitamin C, on the other hand, is an antioxidant and as such fights the effects of free radicals, unstable atoms responsible for aging and a wide array of ailments. Additionally, vitamin C also helps strengthen the immune system as well as the skin, bones, and connecting tissue.
A cup of boiled green beans provides 12.1 g. of Vitamin C, equivalent to 20% of the DV.
Rich in Manganese
Minerals are also part of the nutrient profile of green beans, which are particularly rich in manganese, a mineral essential for bone health and for the metabolization of other nutrients. A cup of green beans provides 18% of the DV of manganese.
Other minerals found in green beans include calcium (5% of the DV), iron (5%), magnesium (6%), phosphorus (4%), and potassium (5%).
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