Yellow Beans are nearly identical to green beans in all aspects except for color. They are part of the “common beans” family, and you’ll often see them referred to as yellow wax beans.
The pod itself is light yellow; the bean is “stringless” with translucent yellow flesh that tightly clings to the small lime green seeds (legumes) inside. These beans either have a matte or satin finish with a faint hint of wax in their texture.
Yellow beans are crisp, tender firm, and succulent when harvested young. They are similar in taste to string or green beans, and are enjoyed cooked or raw. Yellow wax beans are harvested in late spring and early summer.
As with green beans, yellow wax beans contain Vitamins A and C, folate, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, manganese, niacin, and are low in sodium. These beans add not only flavor but color to your meals.
There are many ways to enjoy yellow beans as a healthy vegetable addition to your meals, and they’re only 34 calories per one-cup serving. You can also combine them with green beans, kidney beans, and you’ve got a great 3-Bean salad.