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Healthy Food Database - Beans - Snake

Snake beans are a long, round-bodied, thin bean ranging in colour from very deep to a pale green. They grow to at least 40 cm in length.
They are used extensively in Chinese cooking.

Select slender, crisp snake beans that are flexible when bent. Store beans in a plastic bag in the crisper section of your fridge and use within 2 - 3 days.

Cut them to any length to suit your dish.
Category: Vegetable
In Season:
To Buy: They should be crisp enough to snap.
To Store: Snake beans should be stored in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper of your refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Tips & Tricks: One serve of snake beans is approximately half a cup of beans.

Nutrition (Per serve):

Weight (grams): 70
Carbohydrates, g: 1.1
Fat (g): 0.2
Vitamin C: Antioxidant, anti inflammatory and immune-boosting, this vitamin has a range of uses. Is essential for collagen formation, therefore plays a role in wound healing. Fights infection and protects against free radical damage. Vitamin C helps maintain normal cholesterol levels, promotes the absorption of iron and counters the effects of stress as it is concentrated in the adrenal glands.

Contraindications:
Large doses can cause diaorrhea or gas.
Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a
Energy (kJ): 88
Protein (g): 2.3
Saturated Fat, g : 0.0
Folic Acid: Important during pregnancy as this vitamin is involved in the duplication of chromosomes, preventing birth defects. Lowers the risk of heart disease and is necessary for proper brain and gut function.
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Low

Cooking:

Cooking Tips: Top and tail the beans and cut into smaller pieces before cooking. Delicious in salads, stir fries or with grilled chicken.

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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