French beans or Green beans are the unripe, young fruit, and protective pods of various common bean cultivars. Green beans are known by many common names, including French beans, string beans (for old varieties, modern varieties are stringless), snap beans, snaps, and the French name haricot vert.
China is the largest producer of green beans with 16,200,000 t annually. It is followed by Indonesia with 871,170 annually. However, this vegetable is readily available in the Indian market and is consumed all over the year.
They are high in proteins and carbohydrates. It also contains a good amount of vitamin A, B, and C; phosphorus, silica, and calcium; carbon chlorophyll, carbohydrates, trace elements
Commonly Known as
|Hindi||sem ki phali||सेम की फली|
|Arabic||alfaswlia’ alfaransia||الفاصولياء الفرنسية|
|Bengali||Pharāsi maṭaraśuṭi||ফরাসি মটরশুটি|
|Gujarati||Phrēnca kaṭhōḷa||ફ્રેન્ચ કઠોળ|
|Kannada||Phren̄c kāḷugaḷu||ಫ್ರೆಂಚ್ ಕಾಳುಗಳು|
|Malayalam||phrañc bīns||ഫ്രഞ്ച് ബീൻസ്|
|Marathi||Cavaḷīcyā śēṅgā||चवळीच्या शेंगा|
|Punjabi||Phrain̄ca bīnaza||ਫ੍ਰੈਂਚ ਬੀਨਜ਼|
|Tamil||Pirañcu pīṉs||பிரஞ்சு பீன்ஸ்|
|Telugu||Phren̄c bīns||ఫ్రెంచ్ బీన్స్|
Nutritional Profile of French Beans
Nutritional profile per 100 gms
- Calories: 31
- Protein: 1.8g
- Carbohydrate: 7g
- Fiber: 3.4g
- Fat: 100mg
- Sodium: 6mg
- Potassium: 209mg
Source: USDA & Google
Benefits of French Beans
Helps Fights Cancer
Isoflavones and phytosterols are cancer-fighting chemicals, and these chemicals help prevent certain types of cancer. They are found in beans, and so it can prevent the onset of cancer.
Reducing Cholesterol Level
Soluble fiber is present in beans, and they help to control the cholesterol levels in the blood. Moreover, saponins and phytosterols present in beans also help to control cholesterol.
Helps Increasing Immunity
Antioxidants are compounds that help with preventing free radicals from damaging our body cells. Beans contain a variety of antioxidants that help to strengthen the immunity of the body.
Better Eye Care
Carotenoids like Lutein and Zeaxanthin help to prevent any stress on the inner workings of your eyes. Green beans contain enough carotenoids, which will prevent macular degeneration.
Deficiencies of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and silicon can lead to weaker bones and also result in bone loss. Green beans have an abundance of vitamins and minerals to make the bones stronger.
Side Effects of French Beans
Generally, beans don’t have many side effects. Though it can cause flatulence. Phytic acid binds with calcium, zinc, and other minerals and do not allow them to be absorbed by the body. It can lead to nutrient deficiencies in your body. And also, some people may be allergic to beans.
Frequently Asked Questions
What other names are french beans called?
It is known by many different common names like green beans, string beans, snap beans, snaps, and the French name haricot vert.
Are green beans a bean or vegetable?
The french beans are considered both a vegetable and a bean.
Are french beans and runner beans the same?
No, they are not the same. French beans perform better in hot weather and are considered gourmets to have a more pleasing flavor, while runner beans are more traditional.
Are french beans good for daily consumption?
Yes. French beans are packed with vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin c, that helps with your body’s immunity. However, one should always limit the consumption of one specific item for an elongated period.