ECHO Technical Notes TN #14 Velvet Bean Recipes
We are making this available in spite of misgivings about the safety of consuming larger amounts of velvet beans.
Has there been a failure of the bean crop in your area, but velvet beans are abundant? If so, it is almost certainly better to make use this high protein bean than to suffer hunger or protein malnutrition. I believe it was just such a situation that first prompted the development of these recipes. Is the food situation a bit less desperate than that, but people still do not have enough to eat? If so, I would use velvet beans in moderation and not every day. Are there plenty of alternative sources of protein? If so, do something else with the velvet beans.