winged bean


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winged bean

n.
A twining tropical plant (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) in the pea family, having pods with four winglike ridges and cultivated for its edible roots, leaves, pods, and seeds.

winged′ bean′


n.
a tropical Asian vine, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, of the legume family, having an edible pod with four projecting parts.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winged bean - a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wingswinged bean - a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings; Old World tropics
goa bean - Old World tropical bean
genus Psophocarpus, Psophocarpus - species of tropical Asian and African climbing herbs
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Functional properties of raw and processed winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) flour.
Similar results were reported by Narayana and Rao [29], who observed that the FC of raw winged bean flour at lower concentration of NaCl (0.2 M) increased to a maximum value and there was no further increase beyond this concentration.
Shiseido claims to have examined more than 600 kinds of ingredients derived from plants before selecting winged bean seed (INCI: Psophocarpus tetragonolobus).
Present results can be compared with the studies of Veeresh et al.,(1995) who recorded an increase in shoot fresh weight of winged bean at lower doses, however, decrease at higher doses.
Electrophoretic separation and properties of winged bean seed trypsin inhibitor.
Trypsin inhibitor activity in winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) and the possible role of tannin.
Take, for example, the winged bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, a plant with high levels of proteins called lectins, which medical researchers use as diagnostic tools because they bind to certain blood cells and specialized transport cells.
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