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Sitaw or string beans are a good source of calcium and phosphorous for strong bones and teeth.
It is also a good source of protein, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, phosphorous and potassium. It is also a very good source of vitamin C, folate, magnesium and manganese.
Sitaw (Sitaw in English is string beans), is one of the most widely grown vegetables in the Philippines. It is a true legume and botanically more closely related to cowpea.
The tender pods are edible while the skin is still smooth and before seeds mature or expand. The young leaves and stem can be boiled or steamed and eaten as green vegetables.