Fresh French Beans
FrutPlanet is a leading global exporter of fruits, vegetables, and spices. Want to export French beans? Request a quote, and our customer service team will engage you.
Pods. There are three categories of pods; Extra fine pods, fine pods, and bobby beans. Extra fine pods are tender, puffy, and seedless. They have no strings, and their diameter is less than 6mm and a length of 10cm. On the other hand, fine pods have small seeds, soft strings, and tender, puffy skin. The pods are longer than extra fine pods by about 3mm. Bobby beans are generally bigger and large. At FrutPlanet, we only source either fine or extra pods for our export customers.
Shape: French beans are either straight or curvy with pointed ends. The length of French beans ranges between 6 and 12 cm. The pod’s skin should be smooth, and the ends should be tapered and pointed. Deformity and curling of French beans are signs of irregular watering. At FrutPlanet, we handpick and package all the beans and ensure we get rid of deformed beans.
Colour: French beans are usually green, although a yellow variety exists. The yellow French beans are Haricot Jaune, a common vegetable in French cuisines. Green French beans can turn yellow due to a lack of water, and as a result, they lack nutrients. FrutPlanet has specialised professionals who check the beans before packaging.
Smell: The French beans’ smell isn’t very noticeable. However, sensitive people realise that it has a faint grassy vegetal smell. On the other hand, if they’re ill-odored, whether green or mouldy, dispose them. The French beans can be green, yet they have undergone bacterial growth internally, which leads to a bad smell. Our team individually examines each bean when packaging to ensure that our customers only get quality produce.
Weight Loss: French beans can help you lose weight effortlessly. They offer nutritional value like other vegetables but with fewer calories and fat. Additionally, they have highly fibrous, a component that increases your food content. The fibres also protect you from constipation by improving the metabolism in the stomach. Essentially, when you eat French beans, you improve your metabolism and lower your body’s calories and blood sugar levels.
Boosts Heart Health: French beans have lower fat and cholesterol content. Cholesterol in diets converts to fats that build up in your blood vessels, mostly the arteries. Consequentially, they reduce the diameter of the vessels resulting in hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke. French beans lower cholesterol in your vessels by having high fibre content.
Boosts Bone Health: French beans have high levels of minerals like vitamin K. The vitamin improves the absorption of calcium and other minerals by the body. Lack of calcium and other minerals such as magnesium leads to osteoporosis-related disorders. The condition is characterised by brittle and fracturing bones. Calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K strengthen the bones and eventually reduce the risk of bone-related cancers.
Reduces Depression: One of the major causes of depression is an imbalance of chemicals in the body, especially in the neurotransmitters. Some of these minerals that can tamper with the workings of your brain cells include norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine. French beans contain vitamin B9, a chemical that reduces the production of homocysteine, which promotes chemical imbalance.
Promotes Fertility: French beans are a good source of iron, a mineral that promotes fertility. Studies by Harvard medical school show that a woman’s fertility level is directly proportional to the amount of iron she consumes. Additionally, the beans provide folic acid, a chemical that protects the fetus against neural defection.
Cancer: French beans have a high-level distribution of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is known to block any carcinogenic attributes that could result from grilling meat. Experts advise that people who love eating high-temperature grilled meat add in little green vegetables to eliminate the risk. French beans have a high level of chlorophyll which could do your body better than harm.
Here at FrutPlanet, we observe health in the packaging process. Therefore, when transporting the produce from the farm, we pack them in clean plastic containers and cover them with clothing. Once harvested, French beans need a cool and dry environment. Also, the transporting boxes are highly ventilated.
Once in our warehouse, we package the beans in fibreboard cartons. The total gross weight of the cartons and beans is about 3kg. Our personnel handpicks the French beans to ensure quality at every step. The farmers we partner with are consciously aware of our competitive scrutinising process, which explains why they are committed to providing only quality.
Grading and Sorting
At this stage, we factor in your specifications. How do you want the French beans? Generally, we ensure the beans are intact, fresh, clean, and have no external deformity or harm. We get rid of any pod that could have been damaged when transporting it to our warehouse. We also ensure that the beans meet the size, colour, shape, and smell specifications.
We grade the French beans into extra fine, fine, and bobby grades. The extra fine grade peas must be straight, tender, and have no seeds or strings. As aforementioned, the bean must measure 6mm in diameter and 10cm in length.
The fine-grade French beans are slightly curved with a short soft string. The diameter of the bean ranges from 6-9mm, and the length 12-14cm. Lastly, the bobby grade is large and has a diameter of about 9mm, and the length is over 14cm.
FrutPlanet is a leading exporter of French beans, fruits, vegetables, spices, and other farm produce. We have been in the business for years, helping international customers source quality produce from farmers. But why should you work with us?
100% Customer Satisfaction. We don’t take shortcuts and partner with farmers who believe in quality farming. We often organise farming seminars to keep our partner farmers in the loop with new organic farming techniques. We guarantee our customers 100% Satisfaction on all orders, from French beans, mangoes, and more.
We Give Back. We donate 10% of our profits to the community. In 2021, we joined the government’s 10% tree coverage and donated trees to our partner farmers. We commit to donating to charity organisations and offer scholarships to the community annually.
We Believe in Organic Farming. Our farming seminars sensitise the need for organic farming. We are campaigning against the use of pesticides to control pests. Instead, we emphasise our farmers are planting pest-resistant plants.
How long do French beans take to grow?
French beans take 42 to 56 days to mature. In some regions, the plant takes a little over two months before you can harvest. The timeframe may, however, vary from region to region, depending on climate conditions.
Where do French beans grow?
French beans are legumes and grow to a depth of about 5cm. French beans appreciate partial sunlight, shelter, and heavily fertile soil.