Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Raw Green Beans
- ½ cup green beans (or about 10 4" beans): 2 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 17 calories
- ¼ lb (4 oz) green beans: 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 35 calories
Glycemic Index for Green BeansAs with most non-starchy vegetables, there is no scientific study of the glycemic index of green beans.
Estimated Glycemic Load of Green Beans
- ½ cup green beans (or about 10 4" beans): 1
¼ lb (4 oz) green beans: 3
Health Benefits of Green BeansGreen beans are a very good source of fiber. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, a very good source of Vitamin K and Vitamin A and a good source of folate and manganese. They also contain fair amounts of many other nutrients including potassium, iron, beta-carotene, lutein and B vitamins.
Low-Carb Recipes with Green Beans
- Green Bean Casserole with Onion Topping
- Garlic Green Beans with Pine Nuts
- Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie
- Easy Thai Coconut Chicken Curry
More Information About Green Beans at Calorie Count.More Carb Profiles:
Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).