Dolichos Beans

Dolichos Beans

About Dolichos Beans

Dolichos lablab L. is a synonym for Lablab purpureus, commonly known as the hyacinth bean, Indian bean, calavance, seim (Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago), Egyptian bean, njahi (in the Kikuyu language of Kenya), bulay (Tagalog), bataw (Bisaya), or d?u van (Vietnamese), a species of bean in the family Fabaceae, is widespread as a food crop throughout the tropics, especially in Africa, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. A traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known vegetable in the West has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare.