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I picked these delicious, crisp beans up at our local market on Sunday. I'm adding them to salads, stir-fry, soups and snacking on them in the raw. I love their fresh, flavor and crunchy texture.

Fresh green beans are very low in calories and offer a very good source of vitamins, minerals and plant derived micro-nutrients.

A rich source of dietary fiber, green (and yellow) beans are a great, satisfying snack and promote colon and digestive health.Green beans contain vitamin A, and many health-promoting antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and ß-carotene which play a role in reducing the effects of aging and preventing various disease.

Fresh beans are good source of folates, which together with vitamin B-12, are essential components of DNA synthesis and cell division – both important before and during pregnancy.

Beans contain vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin (vitamin B-1), and vitamin-C as well as healthy amounts of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and potassium, which are essential for improving our immune system and boosting our metabolism.

What are a few of your favorite vegetable snacks?

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