Contrary to their name’s suggestion, French beans were not actually discovered in France. Introduced in the sixteenth century from America, where they are believed to have been eaten for well over 2,000 years, French beans have become a strong staple in our diets. Vigorous croppers throughout the summer months, they’re usually found in abundance in the summer months in farmers’ markets or on the shop shelves. Look out for the gorgeous yellow and purple varieties to add some late summer color to the dinner table.
Beans are popular with more than one-third of consumers because they are a low-priced source of protein in many diets. Vegan and vegetarian diets have grown in popularity, as both use beans as a meat replacement. Use beans’ nearly universal appeal to get them moving off your shelves. French beans are vegetable pods that surround beans (a legume) that contain fewer carbohydrates than dried beans. They are a popular cooking vegetable.
Some of the health benefits of French Beans are given below :
- French beans are a fantastic source of vitamins C, which helps our bodies fight bugs.
- They are also rich in dietary fibre, helping to keep you fuller for longer and keep your digestive system working smoothly.
- Protects body against gastrointestinal issues like constipation.
- Prevent bone deterioration and osteoporosis
- Aids in managing diabetes.
- Boosts immune system.
- Helps to prevent colon cancer.
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases.