Energy 47 kcal, Protein 2.8 g, Total Fat 0.40 g, Carbohydrates 8.35 g Folates 62 μg, Niacin 0.410 mg, Pantothenic acid 0.055 mg, Pyridoxine 0.024 mg, Riboflavin 0.110 mg, Thiamin 0.107 mg, Vitamin A 865 IU, Vitamin C 18.8 mg, Iron 0.47 mg, Magnesium 44 mg, Phosphorus 59 mg, Calcium 50 mg.
Long bean pods contain large quantities of soluble and insoluble fibers which help protect the mucosa colon by decreasing its exposure time to toxic substances as well as by binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon. They also reduce LDL-cholesterol levels by decreasing re-absorption of cholesterol binding bile acids in the colon. They are a rich source of folates (one of the best). Folate along with vitamin B-12 is one of the essential components of DNA synthesis and cell division.