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Health - Wellness
Here's How Much Protein Is Hiding In Your Plate Of Green Beans
Green beans, also called string beans or snap beans, are rich in nutrition. A cup of these beans offers about 1.82 grams of protein, per the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The beans have no fat, 3.4 grams of fiber, 37 milligrams of calcium, 1.04 milligrams of iron, 25 milligrams of magnesium, 209 milligrams of potassium, and vitamins A, C, and K.
Green beans are not only nutritious but also low in calories, which makes them an excellent choice for those looking to add diverse sources of protein to their diet.
It's best to buy fresh or frozen green beans and cook them without boiling them to retain their nutrients. If opting for canned beans, select those with low sodium content.