White beans/whole beans are known to be the most abundant plant-based source of phosphatidylserine. Whole beans also have plenty of fiber as one cup of cooked beans can provide approximately between 9 and 13 grams of fiber. Moreover, whole beans contain soluble fiber which helps lower blood cholesterol. Mediterrian climate is the best suitable for beans to grow. Unlike their close relative peas, beans need warm temperatures, as they are summer crops. Because of their nature of being a vine, almost all bean plants need external support. In ancient times, people, especially Native Americans used to grow them along with corn and squash (Native Americans called these 3 plants Three Sisters), as the tall corn stalks would act as support for the beans.
Nowadays, special poles or cages are constructed to grow beans, or genetically modified “bush beans” are used, as they do not require support and have all their pods develop simultaneously because of their practicality for commercial production.