Benefits of Beans
Antioxidant Support from Green Beans
The antioxidant content of green beans. In addition to conventional antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C and beta carotene, green beans contain important amounts of the antioxidant mineral manganese. But the area of phytonutrients is where green beans really shine through in their antioxidant value. Green beans contain a wide variety of carotenoids (including lutein, beta carotene, violaxanthin, and neoxanthin) and flavonoids (including quercetin, kaemferol, catechins, epicatechins, and procyanidins) that have all been shown to have health supportive antioxidant properties.