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About yardlong beans

Yardlong beans, also known as asparagus beans, are a legume cultivated for their moderately sized green pods containing immature seeds. They are similar to a green bean, but much longer and from an entirely different family. However, despite the fact that they are called "yardlong," they aren't actually one yard long. In fact, they are much closer to about half a yard long, or 1.5 feet. The pods grow on a climbing vine in tropical areas such as the warmer parts of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Southern China. The beans can grow up to 12 feet tall when supported with a trellis or a fence.

You may know of the beans from their many other names; asparagus beans, long-podded cowpea, Chinese long bean, snake bean, and pea bean are all common names. The beans have a mild flavor, similar to the asparagus we know and love, and can be used in similar ways to the green bean. 

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FAQs About Yardlong Beans

Yardlong beans are similar in nature to green beans, despite not being from the same bean family. They also have a flavor that is similar to that of asparagus, which can help you decide on the flavor profile for your meal. While it is similar to a green bean, they do not like to be boiled or steamed, as they get waterlogged and bland when placed in water. Instead, they are best cooked in oil, sauteed, stir-fried, or deep-fried, as their flavor intensifies and they remain crisp and juicy. They are common in Asian cuisine and are utilized in dishes that originate in China, India, the Philippines, and Malaysia. They can also be eaten raw, and their flavor is at its best when young and fresh. 

Yardlong beans have significant nutrients which have many health benefits. They are a good source of protein, Vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C, magnesium, and manganese. In 100 grams of yardlong beans, you will find 47 calories, 0 total fat, 4mg of sodium, 3g of protein, and 8g of total carbs. All of these vitamins and nutrients help regulate your body, improve your immune system, or aid in heart health. These beans can also be a great way to add nutrient-dense vegetables to your meal without a high calorie count.

Yardlong beans are most often grown in parts of Asia, but that does not mean they can't be grown elsewhere. They prefer warmer climates, often tropical, but they can be grown in areas that get large amounts of sun and heat. Whereas other beans may succumb to the hot, humid summers of areas of the United States, yardlong beans may flourish. They are not commonly grown in North America, but would likely do well in the Southeastern United States and the southern areas of the Midwest. 

If you are looking to explore a new vegetable that is sure to be a hit, yardlong beans definitely fit the bill. You can have your Instacart shopper find the best yardlong beans on their next trip. This way, you can enjoy the best products, and you save time, money, and energy with same-day delivery in as little as 2 hours!
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