Eating Hyacinth beans...

mendozam(z8 TX)September 14, 2006

Ok, I've grown them a few years, and I know they are edible- but I haven't tried them. So, how do you cook them? Anyone get sick from them? All of the seed sources say they are "edible but..." I was thinking of trying the very young seedpods before the seeds can be felt inside- the flatest baby ones.

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mendozam(z8 TX)

I meant to say that I am asking about Dolichos lablab (Lablab purpureus)- just in case someone knows something else as hyacinth bean.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2006 at 5:27PM
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chaman(z7MD)

Tender pods are cut into half an inch size pcs., sauted and cookd till become soft like any other cooked beans.
You can shell the matured seeds and use for cooking as well.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2006 at 8:13AM
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mendozam(z8 TX)

Thanks much!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2006 at 8:45AM
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DrHorticulture_(Z3 Central Saskatchewan)

Yes they are very commonly eaten in southern India. The mature seeds taste somewhat like fava beans when cooked.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2006 at 8:01PM
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