Hyacinth beans are also known as Indian beans,papaya beans,Australia pea,Tonga bean around the globe.This plant is vigorous in warm climates and is usually grown along fences and trellis in the Orient.Bean pods are slightly curved and thin that should be harvested for vegetable use when young.The leaves,roots,seeds,pods and flowers of tongs bean are all edible.
Hyacinth bean is very low in saturated fat,cholesterol and sodium.It is a very good source of protein,phosphorus,potassium,zinc,copper,thiamine,magnesium and manganese.
Energy 344 k calories
Total Fat 1.69g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Dietary Fiber 25.6g
Health benefits of hyacinth:
Hyacinth beans contains complex carbohydrates which helps you to loose weight.Consuming the beans can give such a full or satisfied sensation to your stomach.Therefore you can avoid from craving for unhealthy snacks such as cookies,chocolates and others since it effectively suppress your appetite.
This light purple or pale green pods with seeds contains good amount of zinc. Zinc is very useful to prevent cancer as it has the ability to prevent cells mutation, assist cell division and inhibit the growth of tumour cell.
3.Promote immune system:
The proper intake of zinc from hyacinth beans is able to reduce inflammation,infections and also reduce the oxidative stress.
4.Maintain healthy digestion:
Stir fired hyacinth beans is not only delicious but also very healthy for our digestive system.Traditional Chinese medicine even uses hyacinth beans as main role in treating stomach disorder such as vomiting,ulcer,diarrhea and intestinal worms.
Consuming hyacinth beans also known as Indian beans is able to reduce the level LDL.The decreased level LDL or the bad cholesterol is able to prevent some diseases like coronary heart.
Consumption of hyacinth beans is able to reduce the symptoms of asthma such as nausea.The minerals in hyacinth beans are also able to deal with lungs problems efficiently.
7.Treat sore throat:
Hyacinth is very effective for sore throat.It is very good at relieving inflammation.
Hyacinth beans along with the leaves are consumed as a supplement to improve lactation in new mothers.
9.Prevent tooth decay:
Vitamins and minerals in hyacinth beans are able to maintain the health and strength of the teeth.Especially the content of phosphorus and calcium in the beans are able to improve tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay.
Side effects of hyacinth:
1.The excessive consumption of under cooked beans may stimulate some stomach problems such as bloating.
2.The dry mature beans may be toxic when it is not properly cultivated.
How to buy and store hyacinth?
1.Fresh beans can be readily available in the local markets all over topical countries.
2.Choose fresh,tender,immature beans for use as vegetables.Avoid shriveled,broken,cut,bruised beans as they are less appetizing and spoil early.
3.To store ,place them in the refrigerators like French beans for extended use.
North Indian Dish:
Energy 222 calories
Total Fat 4.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary fiber 13 g
1.2 cups fresh hyacinth beans
2.3 to 4 tbsp freshly grated coconut
3.4 stalks chopped coriander leaves
4.Salt to taste
5.Pinch of asafoetida
6.Water as per requirement.
7.2 tsp oil
8.1 tsp mustard seeds
9.1 tsp chana dal
10.1 tsp urad dal
11.3 to 4 green chilles
12.1 tsp cumin seeds
13.3 to 4 curry leaves
1.Once the beans are taken out of the pods wash and soak it in water for few hours or over night
2.In the morning discard and clean the soaked pods again in fresh water and drain them.
3.Once the beans are dehusked take them in a thick bottomed vessel and add 1 1 /2 water to the beans and cook in a low medium flame.
4.Once the hyacinth is cooked with a masher mash few beans.
5.Once done switch of the stove.Heat the oil in a pan add mustard seeds when it splutters add chopped green chilies and saute for about 2 minutes.
6.Add cumin seeds and rest of the ingredients under seasoning and fry for a minute.
7.Add required quantity of salt ,asafoetida and freshly grated coconut and mix well.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve it with hot rice .
South Indian Dish:
Hyacinth Beans Stir Fry
Energy 177.6 calories
Total Fat 14.1g
Total Carbohydrate 11.5g
1.1/4 kg hyacinth beans sliced.
2.3 tbsp coconut oil
3.1 onion sliced
4.1 finely chopped tomatoes.
5.10 to 15 curry leaves
6.1 tsp garlic powder
7.1 tsp coriander powder
8.1 tsp cumin powder
9.1/2 tsp chilli powder
10.Salt to taste
1.Wash the beans and cut them into one-inch pieces
2.Heat oil in a pan and add onions,curry leaves.Fry till the onions turn light brown.
3.Add chilly,garlic,coriander and cumin powder
4.Add tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes.
5.Add salt to taste
6.Add hyacinth beans and cook it for about 10 minutes.
7.Turn off the heat and serve it hot.