AKA asparagus beans, snake beans or yard long green beans. Long beans resemble string beans, but are more flexible, less sweet, and are around eight to eighteen inches long, though they are capable of growing up to 3 feet long. They are used in the cuisine of many different Asian countries, including India, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines, where they are most often cut into two-inch lengths and used in stews and stir-frys.

Long beans are thought to have originated in Africa and are more closely related to black-eyed peas than to green beans.

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