sword bean

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Noun1.sword bean - twining tropical Old World plant bearing long pods usually with red or brown beans; long cultivated in Orient for food
Canavalia, genus Canavalia - herbs or woody vines of mainly American tropics and subtropics
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Functional, physicochemical and retrogradation properties of sword bean (Canavalia gladiate) acetylated and oxidized starches.
* Evaluation of nutritional value and protein quality of raw and differentially processed sword bean [Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.) DC.] seeds.
Sword bean (SB) (Canavalia gladiata Jacq.) is a tropical under-utilized food legume, wildly distributed in the Eastern and Western Ghats of South India and also cultivated as a fodder crop in Northern and Peninsular India [1].