Psophocarpus Tetragonolobus Seeds

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Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

it is also known as the winged bean,  It is nutrient-rich and all parts of the plant are edible. The leaves can be eaten like spinach, flowers can be used in salads, tubers can be eaten raw or cooked, and seeds can be used in similar ways as the soybean

Growing your own winged beans is a great way to add a unique and nutritious ingredient to your meals. With its disease resistance and adaptability to different soil types, it is an easy plant to grow and maintain. The winged bean plant grows as a vine with climbing stems and leaves, 3–4 m (10–13 ft) in height. It is generally taller and notably larger than the common bean. The leaves can be 15 cm (6 in) long. The shape of its leaves ranges from ovate to deltoid, ovate-lanceolate, lanceolate, and long lanceolate. The green tone of the leaves also varies. The stem is most commonly green, but sometimes boasts purple. The large flower is pale blue. The bean pod may be smooth or rough, depending on the genotype. It is typically 15–22 cm (6– 81⁄2 in) long, rectangular in cross-section (though sometimes appearing flat), and has four wings with frilly edges running lengthwise. The skin is waxy and the flesh partially translucent in the young pods. The color of the pods may be cream, green, pink, or purple. When fully ripe, the pod turns an ash-brown color and splits open to release the seeds (beans). The seed shape is often round; oval and rectangular seeds also occur. Seeds may appear white, cream, dark tan, or brown, depending on growing and storage conditions

Incorporating winged beans into your garden will not only provide you with a unique and nutritious ingredient, but it will also add a touch of beauty to your garden. The pale blue flowers and the frilly edges of the bean pods make for a beautiful addition to any garden. Growing your own winged beans is a great way to connect with nature and to learn about the different plants that can be grown in your area