Organic Long Beans 180g Thailand/Malaysia
Highlights: Organic Long Beans (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis) or snake beans as they are sometimes called are legumes which give back nitrogen to the soil as well as providing a useful food. They probably originated in tropical South East Asia, and are found in the cuisines of the region and also in China. In fact they are recorded as a domesticated crop as far back as the Song dynasty (960–1279). They are however also found wild in tropical and sub-tropical Africa and provide a valuable food crop there.
Long beans are the fruit of a climbing vine and benefit from support, tolerating full sun and dry conditions enhancing the soil as they grow as they are nitrogen fixers. Nutritionally they offer soluble and insoluble fibre which feeds the gut microbiome improving digestion and helps balance blood sugar. Available pro-vitamin A in 100g long bean would provide 29% RDA and for vitamin C 31% RDA, and they also contain the B-group vitamins. Essential mineral available include magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Stir-fried, blanched, steamed, pickled or classics such as Sichuan dry fried green beans, Gado-gado, Long bean omelette and Sambal long beans, these beans are a worthy addition to your diet as they are packed full of fibre and antioxidants to fend off cancer and delay ageing.