grass pea

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Noun1.grass pea - European annual grown for forage; seeds used for food in India and for stock elsewhere
genus Lathyrus, Lathyrus - genus of climbing herbs of Old World and temperate North and South America: vetchling; wild pea
vetchling - any of various small plants of the genus Lathyrus; climb usually by means of tendrils
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The legumes are European common beans, peas, chickpeas (garbanzo beans) faba (fava, broad) beans, cowpeas, lentils, pigionpeas, peanuts, the Asian vigna, grass peas, and horsegram.
The litti is a small dough ball filled with a paste made from chick peas, green peas, grass peas and horse gram together called the sattu ka atta.
ODAP concentrations tend to naturally hover between 1 and 2 percent by weight in most grass peas, notes Campbell, now with Kade Research in Morden.
Because of the seriousness of lathyrism and the popularity of grass peas in drought-prone regions, ICARDA launched a research effort about 15 years ago to develop low-ODAP strains.
Starting with an Indian line of grass peas, this federal project bred nine different low-toxin strains.
Additional strains were developed by growing cells from various Ethiopian grass peas in tissue culture.
A few farmers scattered throughout lathyrism-prone areas are already field-testing these new grass peas, notes John H.