Alias: jade bean, pea with pod, kidney bean, jack bean, bean bean, mindou
Storage time: 5 ~ 7 days
Although green beans are called beans, they eat pods. The taste is very individual, with a bit of stinky blue, chewy and crisp, and a unique fragrance in the mouth. It is called green beans because it can be harvested throughout the year, but the sweetest and most delicious is from June to August in early summer.
Nutrition facts of green beans
Content (per 100 g)
Content (per 100 g)
Benefits of green beans
Spleen deficiency and wetness, diarrhea, diarrhea, wetness, turbidity, beading, women with itching, heat and wet wounds, vomiting and diarrhea, acute enteritis, loss of appetite
How to pick green beans
When shopping for green beans, you should choose those who have full pods, are plump and juicy, have no old tendons, are green, and have a smooth skin without insect marks.
Storage method of green beans
Green beans are usually stored in a plastic bag and refrigerated for 5 to 7 days, but brown spots will gradually appear after being placed for a long time. If you want to store them longer, it is best to wash them and blanch them with salt water. Dry and freeze in the refrigerator for a long time. Remember to drain the water so that the frozen green beans don't stick together.
String bean safety issues
Eating green beans should be cooked at least 100 degrees Celsius or longer to prevent phytotoxins from causing physical discomfort. String beans containing saponins and hemagglutinin can cause food poisoning. The symptoms of poisoning include dizziness, headache, vomiting, abdominal pain, numbness of hands and feet, and palpitation.
Treatment method of string bean poisoning
Those who are mildly poisoned need to lie still and drink a small amount of sugar or boiling water. In severe poisoning, if vomiting does not stop, causing dehydration, or hemolytic manifestations, they should be sent to the hospital for treatment. Folk recipes use decoction of licorice and mung bean as tea, which has a certain detoxification effect.