Vegetables – Beans round
Vegetables – Beans round - Australian Organic
They are usually 10-15 cm in length and 1 cm in diameter with rounded pods. The pods are quite tender so it is not necessary to remove any strings. The complete pod is eaten although the ends can be trimmed if desired.
Broad beans have a richer nutritional content than other bean varieties. They are a good source of folate, vitamin C and niacin, a source of iron and contain dietary fibre. While the other bean varieties are not as high in these nutrients both butter and green beans are a source of vitamin C and folate as well as containing dietary fibre. While carotenoids are the main phytonutrients in beans, flavonoids are also found in reasonably high amounts.