Beans (seeds)

Scientific name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Usage

Beans are cooked in different ways and have the following benefits

    1. Protein source
    2. Antioxidant
    3. Better heart health
    4. Reduced risk of cancer
    5. Diabetes and glucose metabolism
    6. Preventing fatty liver
    7. Controlling appetite
    8. Improving gut health (Afshin, 2013)
Country of Origin

The common bean is thought to have originated in Mexico more than 100,000 years ago, but was actually domesticated separately at two different geographic locations in Mesoamerica and the southern Andes (Winterer, 2013).

Time to harvest

The seeds inside will be just visible – they look like small bumps. Depending on the variety that you have planted, snap beans will be ready for picking 50 to 65 days after planting. For a big harvest, pick green beans every day or at least every couple of days. If you allow beans to mature, the plant will stop producing new beans. (Albert, 2019)

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