Green beans are actually immature dry beans. They used to be called string beans because of the string that ran along the outer side of the pod. By 1894, botanists successfully removed the string through breeding experiments. If you plant a green bean plant today, you can eat its beans within 60 days.
- good for strong bones because of the high levels of Vitamin K
- great source of omega-3 fatty acids
- anti-inflammatory and have properties that prevent type 2 diabetes