Guar beans (a.k.a Cluster Bean) are commonly used in India as a green bean vegetable. Unlike the regular green beans, guar beans have a slight bitter taste. They are an important source of guar gum which is 75% dietary fiber. It has several health benefits and it’s been shown to be useful in weight loss and diabetes treatment. The guar bean is high in protein and low in calories. It contains vitamin C, vitamin K, Manganese, and Vitamin A, dietary fiber, iron and potassium. Fresh, young Guar beans are a vibrant yellow-green. They are long and narrow with tapered ends. The clustered seeds are visible beneath the smooth skin. Guar has a taste similar to that of a broad bean, among others.
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