FRIJOL LABLAB Lablab purpureus (syn. Dolichos lablab, Lablab niger)

El frijol Lablab es generalmente considerado como originario del sudeste de Asia.  Sin embargo, algunas autoridades ubican su origen en África en donde es conocido desde el siglo octavo.  En la actualidad es ampliamente cultivado a lo largo del trópico y...

Lentil Lens culinaris

Lentils are among the oldest of cultivated crops. This species has long been cultivated along with cereal grains in the semi-arid regions of the Middle East and in Northern Africa. Lentils are classified as pulses or food legumes. Lentil is well adapted to semi-arid growing conditions within cool...

Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus

Lima Beans were first grown in coastal Peru then Central America at altitudes of up to 2000 m (6500 ft). When boxes of Lima Beans were shipped to the U.S. and Europe from the large port of Lima, they were labeled “Limas – Peru” and the name Lima became common for this legume.

Marama Bean Tylosema esculentum

The Marama Bean is a wild plant prized by people living in and around the Kalahari in southern Africa

Moth Bean Vigna aconitifolia

This bean is indigenous to semi-arid regions of India where it is known as the most drought-tolerant legume grown in the country. It is a seed crop in parts of China, Thailand, southern Africa and a fodder crop in the USA.

Mung Bean Vigna radiata

Native to the Northeastern India-Burma region of Asia. The Mung Bean is cultivated most extensively in the India-Burma-Thailand region of Southeastern Asia as well as in other countries such as Iran, Pakistan, Vietnam and China.

NuÑas Phaseolus vulgaris

From findings discovered in a cave in Peru, experts say that nuñas may have been available 11,000 years ago. This discovery indicates Nuñas were around well before the Incas, and perhaps before the common bean ('frijol', Spanish). Because of their age, Nuñas have been...

MANÍ Arachis hypogaea

Nativo de América del Sur, el maní realmente no es una nuez sino una leguminosa que pertenece a la familia del frijol.  

GANDUL-Pigeon Pea Cajanus cajan

El gandul ha sido cultivado por mucho tiempo en algunas regiones de Asia (quizás por 3,000 años), pero los botánicos geógrafos colocan su origen en el África tropical; sus semillas probablemente siguieron las rutas de la trata de esclavos desde el África...

Rice Bean Vigna umbellata

La Vigna umbellata, conocida como Rice Bean en E.U., es una leguminosa oriunda del sudeste asiático, donde se cultiva ampliamente. Es una cosecha de pulso (cultivada por sus semillas comestibles secas) y es bien conocida en los trópicos donde se encuentra gran variabilidad.