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Runner Beans

The runner bean is a member of the Legume family that originated in South America. The long pods are pale green in colour with a rough appearance. They have a more robust flavour than French beans and are distinct from green beans in several ways: they are generally much larger with long, flattened pods; their skin is rough textured, although in young beans this softens during cooking; and they contain purple beans within the pod. They have a distinctive flavour.

Health Benefits
  • Naturally fat free
  • Naturally low in calories
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 29% of its calories come from protein which contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass and normal bones.
  • High in folate which contributes to normal function of the immune system and reduces tiredness and fatigue.
  • A source of vitamin C

 

 

Nutritional Information
    Per 100g (Raw)  
Calories   22Kcal  
Protein    1.6g  
Carbohydrate   3.2g  
Fat   0.4g  
Fibre   2.0g (NSP)  



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