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Eating Hyacinth beans...

Posted by mendozam z7 AR (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 14, 06 at 17:24

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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RE: Eating Hyacinth beans...

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

RE: Eating Hyacinth beans...

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.

RE: Eating Hyacinth beans...

Thanks much!

RE: Eating Hyacinth beans...

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

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