Green beans are nutritious, no string attached!
- The green beans we know today were once called string beans for the “string” that ran on the outer curve of the pod.
- Green beans have been cultivated in Mexico for over 7,000 years. On average Minnesota has produced about 6,000 acres of green beans for processing (canning) and 500 acres for the “fresh market” (farmer’s markets and grocery stores) each year.
- Green beans are loaded with nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin A, dietary fiber, potassium, folate, and iron.
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