Long bean, also known as yardlong bean or Chinese long bean, is a legume that is longer and thinner than traditional green beans. They can grow up to 30-40 cm (12-16 inches) in length and are usually light green or purple.
Long beans thrive in warm temperatures and require full sun exposure to grow. The optimal temperature range for growing long beans is between 25-35°C (77-95°F). They can be grown in well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Long beans grow best in tropical or subtropical regions.
Long beans usually take about 7-10 days to germinate.
Long beans can be harvested when they are young and tender, usually around 45-60 days after planting. They are typically picked by hand when they are 30-40 cm (12-16 inches) long.
Long beans are low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, potassium, and iron.
Long beans are commonly used in Asian cuisine and can be stir-fried, boiled, steamed, or added to soups and stews. They can also be pickled or eaten raw.
Long beans are low in calories and high in fiber, making them a good food for weight management. They are also rich in vitamins and minerals that are essential for maintaining overall health, including cardiovascular health, immune function, and bone health.