Dragon tongue bean

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Dragon tongue bean
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Nutritional value per 132.8 g
Energy0.874456 kJ (0.209000 kcal)
19.5 g
Sugars1 g
Dietary fiber5.4 g
12.9 g
Saturated1.9 g
6.8 g
MineralsQuantity %DV
35 mg
716 mg
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: Caloriecount.com

Dragon tongue bean, or dragon tongue shelling bean, is young green bean (snap bean)[1] of cranberry bean, pinto bean in the species Phaseolus vulgaris (shell bean).


Dragon tongue bean is a flavorful, juicy bean whose seeds are encased in a buffed colorful pod with mottled burgundy patterns throughout the shell's surface. The shelled beans are pale pistachio green in color, their size, petite, and their shape, ovate and slightly curved.[2]


Dragon tongue bean can be harvested, picked and used for their pods as well as for their seeds like a green bean (snap bean) or allowed to mature into a shell bean for using their seeds only.[3]


  1. ^ Garrelts, C.; Garrelts, Megan; Lee, Bonjwing (2011). Bluestem: The Cookbook. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-4494-0061-3.
  2. ^ "Dragon Tongue Shelling Beans". Specialty Produce. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ "What is a Dragon Tongue Bean?". wiseGEEK. Retrieved 15 September 2016.

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