Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Animals, Agriculture & Food
Animals Agriculture Food
Calcium-Rich Snap Bean Genotype
WARF: P02251US

Inventors: James Nienhuis, Juan Manuel Quintana, Michell Eileen Sass

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in a snap bean with increased calcium content.
Increased calcium intake is recommended for pregnant women, senior citizens and adolescents.
The Invention
UW-Madison researchers have now developed a snap bean cultivar with high calcium content in the pods. Snap bean pods from this line contain approximately 20 percent more calcium than other common snap bean cultivars.
  • Provides a snap bean with increased calcium content
  • May help lower the rate of osteoporosis
Key Benefits
  • Calcium should be more bioavailable than that found in supplements.
  • Provides relatively inexpensive source of calcium
  • Plant displays similar agronomic traits to other fresh market snap bean cultivars.
  • Snap beans are popular with adolescents.
  • Attractive to organic farmers and home gardeners due to superior nutritional content
Additional Information
For More Information About the Inventors
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