VEGETABLE - BEANS YARD LONG, RED NOODLE Scientific Name:
Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalisSeeds:
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- Also called Asparagus bean, Changjiang dou, cheung kung tau.
- A food plant with the potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable land-care.
- Red Noodle Yard Long Bean is a vigorous climbing annual vine with trifoliate, green, oval and smooth-edged leaves.
- The flowers are purplish and pods hanging in pairs, begin to form within 60 days after sowing - giving out purple-colored slender pods up to 35-75 cm long.
- They are shaped like classic beans and have a hint of asparagus-like flavor.
- Insect and disease free – because of their color they do not attract any insects or pests.
- The crisp, tender pods are eaten fresh or cooked - it can be cut into short sections for cooking.
- As a West Indian dish it is stir-fried with potatoes and shrimp and they are used in stir-fries in Chinese cuisine.
- In Malaysian cuisine they are stir-fried with chilies and shrimp paste (sambal) or used in cooked salads (kerabu).
- Another popular and healthful option is to chop them into very short sections and fry them in an omelet.
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- The beans/pods are used the same way than a green bean and they are best if picked for vegetable use before when they are young and slender.
- Yard long beans are quick-growing and daily checking/harvesting is necessary.
- According to the USDA Nutrient database they are a good source of protein, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, phosphorus, and potassium, and a very good source for vitamin C, folate, magnesium and manganese.
- In a serving size of 100 grams of yard-long beans there are 47 calories, 0 grams of total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 mg sodium (0% daily value), 8 grams of total carbohydrates (2% daily value), and 3 grams of protein (5% daily value).
- There is also 17% DV vitamin A, 2% DV iron, 31% DV vitamin C, and 5% DV calcium.
- (Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
- Individual daily values may be higher or lower depending on individual calorie needs.)
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