Purple is the New Green. Violet-purple outside and bright green inside. This highly flavorful, purple podded string-less snap bean is a great producer and brings interesting color to garden and table.
The dark pigments responsible for the purplish tones are called anthocyanins, a type of phytonutrient, or plant compound, hailed for its potential disease-fighting benefits. Studies suggest anthocyanins may help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Some evidence indicates these purple pigments may protect our brain as we age.