General Information
NameHyacinth bean
Scientific NameLablab purpureus
DescriptionLablab purpureus, commonly known as the hyacinth bean, Indian bean, calavance, seim, Egyptian bean, njahi, bulay, bataw, a species of bean in the family Fabaceae, is widespread as a food crop throughout the tropics, especially in Africa, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. A traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known vegetable in the West has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare.
Primary IDFOOD00381
Picture386
Classification
GroupPulses
Sub-GroupBeans
Taxonomy
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ITIS ID503300
Wikipedia IDLablab purpureus
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References
Content Reference— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).
— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.
— Shinbo, Y., et al. 'KNApSAcK: a comprehensive species-metabolite relationship database.' Plant Metabolomics. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006. 165-181.