Green beans from the garden…..

Here is a pic of today’s harvest. This bucket went over to Doug and Jennifer. In the pic below you can see my sweet niece, Erin the harvester, taking it over to them. They really appreciate the fresh veggies, it’s so nice to share.

Snap beans, string beans, and pole beans are the immature pod and beans of dried legumes. All of these will mature to produce fat seeds and tough inedible pods. The nutritional profile of mature dried beans is very different from that of green beans. Green beans are a good source of carbohydrates. They are a moderate source of protein, dietary fiber, Vitamin C and beta carotene. The beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body. Green beans also contain small amounts of calcium and other trace nutrients.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup fresh cooked fresh green beans)

Calories 15
Dietary fiber 1.6 grams
Protein 1 gram
Carbohydrates 3.5 mg
Vitamin A 340 IU
Vitamin C 7.5 mg
Folic Acid 21 mg
Calcium 31.5 mg
Iron .4 mg
Potassium 94.5 mg

This info was borrowed from Vegetable Directory of Beans there is a ton of valuable information on this site if you care to check it out.

A beautiful 75˚ southern California day.


6 responses to this post.

  1. Looks like a nice harvest. Our pole beans haven’t been producing much. Not sure what’s up.


  2. Thanks for letting Erin help… means a lot to her! 🙂
    GREAT veggies …..thank u thank u!!


  3. ps both photos were taken with my iPhone 4 – man it’s such great quality!


  4. Posted by Jennifer on August 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks Colleen…the vegetables are beautiful and delicious. Doug & I ate the red tomato and green beans with dinner last night. You are amazing, not a single blemish on the vegetables. When I return the bowl, I will send dog treats. I would send you some veggies from my small garden but it would be embarrassing!

    I really like your website/blog. (Ann told me about it.) Also, “Congratulations” on your new job!


  5. How great that your sharing with your neighbors! Gardens really bring community’s together!


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