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    Rongai is a vigorous hyacinth bean producing large amounts of white flowers that mature into flat green bean pods. Rongai is often used as a cover crop or for fodder due to it's leafy habit. Lablab is widely cultivated around the world as an important food crop, though the beans require thorough blanching to remove potentially toxic glycosides.

    Flowers - can be steamed or eaten raw.

    Leaves - cooked, used like spinach

    Root - boiled or baked

    Seeds - a mild flavor and high in protein, used like soybeans, often fermented or used for tofu. For blanching, thoroughly boil, changing the water 3 or more times.

    Seedpods - immature tender seeds and pods can be eaten raw or cooked, used like green beans.

    Also known as hyacinth bean, bonavist bean/pea, dolichos bean, seim bean, lablab bean, Egyptian kidney bean, Indian bean, bataw, Australian pea

    Uses edible*(flowers, leaves, roots, seeds, seedpods), medicinal*, cover crop
    Notes raw seeds (beans) are toxic, must be cooked
    Breed Status open pollinated

    *Always consult a medical professional before consuming any plants, including plants labeled "edible" or "medicinal". Click here for more information.

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