Lablab beans

Category: Food



Introduction and description


Lablab purpureus is a species of bean in the family Fabaceae.

It is native to Africa and it is cultivated throughout the tropics for food.

English language common names include hyacinth bean, bonavist bean/pea, dolichos bean, seim bean, lablab bean, Egyptian kidney bean, Indian bean, bataw and Australian pea.

It is the only species in the monotypic genus Lablab.


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