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    French beans

    French beans are defined as the unripe fruits of any kind of beans, especially common beans, the pods of which are known as string beans. Scientifically known as 'Phaseolus vulgaris', the other names by which they are commonly known are green beans, runner beans, climbing beans, wax beans, etc. These beans are smaller than common green beans and have a soft, velvety pod. French beans generally grow as a bush, which grows twelve to twenty inches tall depending upon the variety. French beans are a healthy option for many health conscious people as they are rich in many vital nutrients that are considered essential for the proper growth and metabolism of the body. French beans contain phosphorus, vitamins A, B, D and starch, much iron, which aid blood cells production. Vitamin B in them benefits the spleen and kidneys. They help to alleviate swelling stomach, bad appetite, and frequent urination.