Green beans are a medicinal vegetable as well as a decoration
Green beans are a tasty and healthy food. It is recommended for people who have problems with rheumatism, digestion, bronchitis, skin. Green beans achieve a special effect in diabetics.
Archaeologists have found records in which green beans are mentioned in documents older than 5,000 years. Green beans arrived in Europe from America in the 16th century. People only started using this vegetable in their diet 200 years ago – before that green beans were just an ornamental plant. In the beginning, only grains were used. Italians are the first to start using young pods. A special, particularly tasty and tender type of green beans was grown.
Green beans are a very medicinal vegetable. It has the property of speeding up the healing of people who have intestinal diseases. Green beans contain arginine whose action is similar to that of insulin. That is why this is an irreplaceable vegetable for diabetics.
Green beans should be on the menu at least twice a week, especially for people over the age of 40 – according to a nutritionist.
Greek-style green beans – heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium heat and fry 4 pieces of garlic in that oil. Add 500 grams of green beans. Mix it up. Add 400 grams of canned chopped tomatoes. Let the mixture boil. Cook for another half hour at a low temperature. Add some salt and oregano. Remove from the stove when the vegetables are soft and the tomato liquid has evaporated.
Green Beans with Rice and Mint – cook 2/3 cup long grain rice and 1/3 cup wild grain. Cut 200 grams of green beans crosswise into thin strips. Finely chop one sweet red pepper. Fry one onion in butter. Add pepper and green beans. Fry for another 5 minutes, then add the cooked rice. Add salt and pepper. Fry for a few more minutes. Add finely chopped mint (a handful) at the very end of cooking.
Bulgarian-style green beans – cut 0.5 kg of green beans and cook in salted water. Squeeze out the water. Fry several small pieces (100 to 150 grams) of dried fatty meat in fat. Remove the meat and put sugar, salt, pepper, mustard and 2 tablespoons of red wine on the fat. Let the mixture boil. Add a little vinegar. Add green beans, fried fatty dried meat, and red pepper to this mixture. Simmer the mixture for a few more minutes. Add parsley at the end of cooking.
Good to hear! I’ve had green beans on the menu a lot recently. Mostly with the cherry tomatoes from my garden and little goat cheese. Thanks!
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Many thanks for your comment. Yes, it is always good to have any of great vegetables on a daily menu. Wishing you all the best. Amela