Bean (Runner Bean, French Bean, Green Bean, String Bean)
Feed in Moderation
Common Name: Bean (Runner Bean, French Bean, Green Bean, String Bean)
Latin Name:Phaseolus coccineus; P. vulgaris
Family Name: Fabaceae/Leguminosae
The young leaves of the French or Runner Bean can be fed in moderation to tortoises. You should never feed the pods or beans themselves, as they are too high in protein and they also contain the toxic compound lectin phytohaemagglutinin, which is only destroyed at very high temperatures.