yam bean


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yam bean

n.
See jicama.
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Noun1.yam bean - twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible rootsyam bean - twining plant of Amazon basin having large edible roots
genus Pachyrhizus, Pachyrhizus - small genus of tropical vines having tuberous roots
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.yam bean - Central American twining plant with edible roots and pods; large tubers are eaten raw or cooked especially when young and young pods must be thoroughly cooked; pods and seeds also yield rotenone and oils
genus Pachyrhizus, Pachyrhizus - small genus of tropical vines having tuberous roots
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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And we found out that the underutilised legumes include wingbean, which we call psophocapus tetragonolobus, kidney beans which is phaseolus vulgaris, bamabara groundnut (vigna subterranea), African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa), Limabean (phaseolus lunatus), pigeon pea (caljanus cajan) and Mungbean (vigna radiata).
A rare creature in KL, this yam bean fritter originates from Ipoh.
Essentially, it's a deep fried roll; beancurd skin that is stuffed with a mixture of minced pork and fish paste flavoured with chopped fresh coriander, together with diced yam bean.
The value of crude fibre (8.82%) of okra seed is higher than those reported for 6 varieties of African yam bean flour by Adeyeye et al.
To this end, researchers from the University of Nigeria have developed an RTE breakfast cereal that incorporates the African yam bean, a legume lauded as beneficial for diabetics, but onerous to cook with.
It is also comparable with African yam bean (Oshodi et al., 1997) with minimum solubility at pH 4.5 moth bean (Sathe et al., 1982) and full fat fluted pumpkin seed flour (Fagbemi and Oshodi, 1991) while lower than those scarlet runner bean flour (pH 5.0; Aremu et al, 2006) and pigeon pea (pH 5.0; Oshodi and Ekperigin, 1989).
Yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus Urb.) belongs to the family Leguminosae, subfamily Papilionoidea.
I remember we usually ate particular beans called feregede (African yam bean).
Fresh vegetables every day are a menu must, and the varieties grown read like a Covent Garden inventory: sweet and white potatoes, bok choy, spinach, cabbage, radish, gourds, squash and melons of all kinds, beans, long and short, chillies, peppers, aubergines, yam beans, onions, leeks, asparagus .