NC EFNEP Recipe of the Day – May 5, 2020

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Consuming fruits and vegetables of all kinds can help reduce the risk of many adverse health conditions.

Many studies have suggested that including more plant foods, such as green beans, in the diet decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, one standard cup of canned snap beans (about 150 grams) contains:

  • 28 calories
  • 0.55 grams (g) of fat
  • 5.66 g of carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g of fiber
  • 1.94 g of sugar
  • 1.42 g of protein

In terms of nutrients, it contains:

  • 17 milligrams (mg) of calcium
  • 1.2 mg of iron
  • 18 mg magnesium
  • 30 mg of phosphorus
  • 130 mg potasium
  • 24 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin A
  • 52.5 mcg of vitamin K
  • 32 mcg of folate

Source:  Medical News Today

Green Bean Sauté

Green bean Saute