French beans are a kind of beans that is three to four inches in length when their texture and flavor is at its peak.
This kind of bean has a thin, cylindrical shape with plump indentations along their contour. The peas are vibrant lime green, semi-starchy with a mild taste of the beans sweet and grassy flavors.
These beans are a member of the Fabaceae family along with the common bean, pulses, and peas.
Also, there are several types of bean varieties which are green, yellow and purple.
These beans provide less starch and protein than dried bean varieties, though they have higher levels of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.