A bean that takes a moment to cook
Did you know that the most popular green bean, the “perona”, is named after María Eva Duarte, known as Evita Perón? How interesting! The Perona bean is a very tender and tasty vegetable. The Perona-Semi variety is flat and has no grains.
This bean has a remarkable peculiarity that you will love to know: they’re quick to cook, so they’re ideal for preparing quick-cooking dishes if you don’t have much time to cook.
This type of green bean’s carotene content is high. Did you know that beans belong to the group of vegetables that is most high in fatty acids and omega-3s?
They can be kept in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 days in a perforated bag. It’s very important to remember that these green beans shouldn’t be eaten raw – they must be cooked or blanched before.
In addition, this type of green bean is string-free, so it’s not necessary to remove them. You just have to cut off the ends and cook them!
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The 4 Nutrients That Will Make You Love Green Beans
- Rich in folate. Folate is one of the B-vitamins that is essential to our body. They help reduce tiredness and prevent fatigue and contribute to normal psychological function. In addition, it’s a perfect vegetable for pregnant women since it promotes the growth of maternal tissues and, therefore, the correct development of the fetus.
- Vitamin C, of course. An essential nutrient to keep our bones, cartilage, gums, teeth and skin healthy. And, if that weren’t enough benefits, it also promotes the proper functioning of the nervous system, the immune system, and reduces tiredness and prevents fatigue. Are you already thinking up recipes with green beans, or do you still need convincing?
- Among all its minerals, Iodine should be highlighted. It contributes to the production of thyroid hormones and regulates metabolism.
- Another element to highlight is protein. A vegetable protein that can be combined in multiple ways to prepare complete and healthy meals.