General Information
NameMoth bean
Scientific NameVigna aconitifolia
DescriptionVigna aconitifolius, called the moth bean, mat bean, Turkish gram, is a small, drought-resistant, annual, trailing herb with small yellow flowers and deeply lobed leaves, grown especially in dry parts of South Asia for its tiny edible beans, which range in color from light brown to dark reddish brown. The sprouted beans taste somewhat sweet. Matki is very popular in Maharastrian cuisine. The beans are soaked overnight to make them sprout. These sprouted beans are used for salad, misal or usal.
Primary IDFOOD00410
Picture416
Classification
GroupPulses
Sub-GroupBeans
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ITIS ID506271
Wikipedia IDMoth bean
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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.