HYACINTHBEAN, LABLAB-BEAN, DOLICHOS BEAN OR FIELD BEAN
Lablab s is grown as a pulse crop (crop harvested for dry seed), it is also consumed as a green vegetable (green bean, pod, leaf).
The seeds contain large amounts of various vitamins and minerals, but contain tannin and trypsin inhibitors so must be soaked or cooked before human consumption.
Lablab beans are a perfect source of balanced protein, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, and the vitamins of B and C group.
Being rich in natural antioxidants, lablab reduces the risks of heart deceases and cancer.
Eating lablab beans also helps to get rid of some digestion problems such as flatulence, colic, nausea and diarrhea.
Regular consumption of lablab beans is helpful for lowering the level of blood sugar and cholesterol.
Recent research of American scientists revealed that the beans reduce appetite and may be used for treatment of obesity.