Winged beans - fresh from the vines

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    #530 - Winged Beans or Winged Pea ( 'Dambala' in Sinhala)
    Psophocarpus tetragonolobus.
    This bean has been called the "one species supermarket" because practically all of the plant is tasty and edible. The beans are used as a vegetable.The fresh young pods are similar to green beans with a chewy texture and a slightly sweet taste. The taste of the pods is something between a snow pea and asparagus.
    They are terrific when grilled and served with dipping sauce.When cooked, the leaves taste like spinach and the flowers like mushrooms. The firm-fleshed roots have a nutty flavor. This remarkable bean offers a high source of protein- upto 20%.

    The Humming Bird and katielifewise added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Dr.K.Saji 67 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot

    2. Shanti - Peace Through Lens 67 months ago | reply

      Excellent white background in this one.. Those are some creepy beans I am seeing for the first time.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    3. Jemsabell 67 months ago | reply

      How fascinating - I have never seen these, before. You display them perfectly!
      Thanks for your kind comment, too. Oh yes, it is getting too cool, here (sigh). Cheers!

    4. Glenn R Parker 67 months ago | reply

      Interesting photo. These are a first for me. Well done.

    5. txlawildflower 67 months ago | reply

      These are great looking and do you shell them to eat or use them in a salad or both. Great composition.

    6. thamzycle 67 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot

    7. sandya88 67 months ago | reply

      nice lighting and excellent shot

    8. Moses Davies 67 months ago | reply

      Great lighting and composition!

    9. egle_k. 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild (or rare) Edible Plants, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. jesuismal / Plants of Vietnam, Flowers of Vietnam [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Yes, I have this tree in my garden. EASY TO PLANT AND GOOD TASTE,i can eat raw or stir fry with scrimps or beef sliced , pork sliced ... yummy .You recalls me my photos about this plant , I will post them , now ....
      Thanks for sharing your wonderful photo.

    11. Farmanac 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks for making this great photo available under a Creative Commons license! We used it in Farmanac, our new iPhone app for fruits and vegetables.

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