Nutrition for Green Bean

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Green Bean Nutrition Summary

One fl of green bean (12.5 grams or 0.44 oz) contains 4 calories and 0.2 grams of protein. Green bean consist of 90% water, 7% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and less than 1% of total fat.

Green bean is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including potassium. It also contains significant amounts of Vitamin K.

In one fl of green bean:

  • Calories: 4
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 0.8 mg
There is no significant amounts of total fat, saturated fat or cholesterol in green bean.

See the Green Bean Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Beans, snap, green, raw.

Calories in Green Bean

Green bean has 4 calories per fl or 32 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from carbohydrates and protein.

82 percent of calories in green bean are from carbohydrates and 18% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

The majority, or 82% of the calories in green bean are from carbohydrates. The carbs in green bean are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (37%, 50% and 12%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single fl of green bean contains 1% of recommended daily values or 0.3 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.3 g
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Starch: 0.1 g

Calories from Fat

Green bean does not contain a significant amount of calories from fat (less than 1%). Green bean is very low in total fat, with <0.1 grams per fl. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in green bean are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: < 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol or monounsaturated fat in green bean.

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Protein in Green Bean

A single fl of green bean contains 0.2 grams of protein. Although green bean is relatively low in protein, it does contain all 9 essential amino acids at small amounts.

  • Protein: 0.23 g
  • Threonine: 0.01 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.01 g
  • Leucine: 0.01 g
  • Lysine: 0.01 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.01 g
  • Valine: 0.01 g
  • Histidine: < 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan or methionine in green bean.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Green Bean

An good source of nutrients, green bean contains abundant amounts of potassium. A single fl of green bean contains 26.4 mg of potassium.

Vitamins in green bean (1 fl):
  • Vitamin a: 4.4 ug
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 4.1 ug
  • Vitamin k: 5.4 ug
Minerals in green bean (1 fl):
  • Calcium: 4.6 mg
  • Potassium: 26.4 mg
  • Iron: 0.1 mg
  • Magnesium: 3.1 mg
  • Zinc: < 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: 0.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 4.8 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 1.9 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in green bean.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Green Bean [3]

Green bean contains a number of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoids beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin and flavonoids luteolin, kaempferol, myricetin and quercetin. In one fl of green bean:

  • beta-carotene: 47 ug
  • alpha-carotene: 9 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 80 ug
  • luteolin: 0.02 mg
  • kaempferol: 0.06 mg
  • myricetin: 0.02 mg
  • Quercetin: 0.34 mg

Green Bean Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Green Bean in Cooking

Green bean is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Green Bean can be consumed raw and is often trimmed before cooking or serving. Most recipes call for one or two pounds of green bean.

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