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Beans in Australia (2019)

Beans in Australia (2019)


Beans in Australia (2019)


Green beans, string beans, or snap beans are a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K, and of folic acid and fiber. They have similar nutritional benefits to snap peas and okra.

Here are some key points about green beans. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.

  • There are more than 130 varieties of this vegetable
  • These vegetables are a rich source of A, C, and K
  • It is important to rinse and drain canned beans to reduce sodium content


Statistics (2019)

  1. A total of 38,012 tonnes of this vegetable were produced. This production is valued at $111 million.
  2. The supply per capita was 1.5 kg. This figure is based on the volume that was supplied.
  3. 44% of Australian families purchased this vegetable on their grocery trip, buying an average of 344 grams of beans per shopping trip.
  4. The wholesale amount of the fresh vegetable was $124 million, with $102 million dollars invested in retail.
fresh beans produced in australia
Variety of Green Beans

Major Beans Production Areas

This vegetable is majorly harvested in the eastern coast of Australia. Moreover, the majority of production occurs in Queensland. In fact, the predominant growing regions are Bundaberg and Innisfail.

major beans production areas
Source: AUSVEG

Production by State

fresh beans produced by state
Source: ABS

Fresh Beans International Trade

Like asparagus and artichokes, Australia is also a net exporter of this vegetable. This national typically exports around 1500 to 1800 tonnes of this vegetable per year. Moreover, as of 2019, Australia has exported over 1,741 tonnes of this vegetable whereas the imports are counted in negative tonnes.

Health Benefits of Green Beans

This vegetable contain great amounts of chlorophyll.This may block the carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines that are generated when grilling meats at a high temperature. Individuals who prefer their grilled foods charred should pair them with green vegetables to decrease the risk. This is a reason why this vegetable is preferred in the daily diet.

Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)