Green beans and snap peas
I began the primal challenge on September 12th (with many others I assume) and we are still reaping the harvest of our large garden. We are growing green beans and snap peas and I was wondering if there was a consensus about whether these are considered closer to beans and legumes, or whether most primal people consider them vegetables. As far as I am aware, I can consume them a feel absolutely great (which leads me to label them 'vegetables') but I was curious about what the primal line was. Thanks!
If you can eat it raw, it's food.
I put sugar snap peas in my salads. I don't eat green beans though, but I believe geen beans are a veggitable.
Peas and beans should not be eaten. They contain phytates.
Oh dear. I hope you don't eat Brazil nuts or almonds either.
Originally Posted by Chrisflyer
Coconut is fairly high in phytic acid and most plants have some phytic acid anyway.
Phytic Acid in Common "Paleo" Foods | Hunt.Gather.Love.
As Chris Kresser points out you shouldn't avoid plants grown in phosphorus rich fertiliser (phosphorus is a key part of phytic acid)
Green beans have a nutrient profile very similar to non-starchy vegetables (ie: not potato, sweet potato)
Check out this spreadsheet, go the the compare page and take a look at where green beans stand. Even with a little extra phytic acid they're pretty good.
The Paleo Premise: Nutrient Database
I had snap peas 2 weeks ago and they destroyed my stomach. Never had problems with green beans.