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Runner beans. The runner bean, Phaseolus coccineus, is native to tropical America and grown worldwide for its edible pods, which are harvested before the seeds mature. Like other members of the legume family, its roots contain small nodules in which symbiotic bacteria turn atmospheric nitrogen into nutrients that help the plant make proteins. Thanks to this runner beans are high in protein as well as being a good source of dietary fibre.
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