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- Plant Growth Habits: Annual, glabrous climber, fast-growing Growing Climate: Warm climate Soil: Well-drained Plant Size: 2–4 m Root: Strong tap root system Harvest Season: Spring, summer Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun Days to Harvest: 50-75 day
- Yard long beans thrive in heat and humidity, and should be direct sown when the weather stays fairly warm and the soil temperature reaches at least 75 degrees F.
- This is the true “Yard Long” bean, with light green pods 38” long, with black beans. The long vines set heavy yields of these delicious pods that will amaze your friends!
- Yardlong Bean, also called Chinese Long Bean, is a vigorous climbing annual and the plant begins to produce long pods 60 days after sowing.
Chewy and flavorful yard long beans, also known as Chinese snake beans, are closely related to black-eyed peas. Its immature, tender, edible pods are one of the most popular pod-vegetables used in the Philippines and other East Asian cuisines. The beans are also grown on small scales in the home gardens in the Southern United States, West-Indies as well as in the Mediterranean regions.
The yard-long pods are actually legumes belonging to the Fabaceae family. The beans were thought to have originated in southern Chinese Yunnan province. Scientific name: Vigna unguiculata, sub. sesquipedalis. Some of the common names include asparagus-bean, string-bean, or Chinese snake beans. The beans in general recognized by local names as bora (West Indies), dau gok (China), pole sitao (Philippines), etc.
Health benefits of Yard long beans
Yard-long beans are one of the ancient cultivated crops. Young, immature pods are one of the very low-calorie vegetables; 100 g beans contain just 47 calories.
The pods contain large quantities of soluble and insoluble fibers. Since the entire green pod is eaten as in green beans, a sufficient amount of dietary fiber is obtained in the diet. Dietary fiber helps to protect the colon mucosa by reducing its exposure time to toxic substances as well as by binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon. Fiber-rich food also found to reduce LDL-cholesterol levels by decreasing reabsorption of cholesterol-binding bile acids in the colon.
Fresh yard-long beans are one of the finest sources of folates. 100 g beans provide 62 µg or 15% of the daily requirement of folates. Folate along with vitamin B-12 is one of the essential components of DNA synthesis and cell division. Adequate folate in the diet around conception and during pregnancy may help prevent neural-tube defects in newborns.
Fresh beans contain a good amount of vitamin-C. 100 g yard-long beans provide 18.8 mg or 31% of vitamin-C. Vitamin-C is a powerful water-soluble antioxidant, and when adequately provided in the diet, it helps build immunity to combat infections, contributes to maintaining blood vessel elasticity, and offers some protection from cancers.
Furthermore, the long beans are excellent sources of vitamin-A. At 865 IU per 100 g; the beans have more of this vitamin than that of the other same family legumes such as lima beans, fava, green beans, etc. Vitamin-A is one of the essential vitamins for the body provided through our diet. Vitamin-A maintains mucosal integrity, enhances skin complexion, and improves night vision.
Also, yard long beans provide average amounts of minerals such as iron, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium. The body uses manganese as a cofactor for the important antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.