Las vainas inmaduras y las semillas verdes de leguminosas se utilizan como verduras. Las vainas verdes contienen buenas cantidades de fibra y de la mayoría de los nutrientes, especialmente proteínas, vitaminas y minerales, pero muy poco aceite y carbohidratos. Las semillas inmaduras contienen nutrientes similares a las semillas maduras, pero son más altas en vitaminas A y C y son más fáciles de digerir. Algunas verduras leguminosas contienen sustancias tóxicas. Todas deben cocinarse antes de consumirlas. Se pueden preparar adecuadamente hirviéndolas durante 20 minutos.


  1. Chickpea Cicer arietinum

    Chickpea is a very drought-tolerant, nitrogen-fixing, cool season crop that tolerates heat during fruiting and ripening. It is grown as a cool season annual in a broad belt through the Mediterranean region to the subtropical and tropical regions of Asia, Europe, Central, and South America. The...
  2. Frijol caupí Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata

    Caupi (Cowpea), Caraota de ombligo negro, frijol de rienda, frijol de vara, habichuela china, judía de careta

    Vigna unquiculata es una leguminosa de grano originaria de África. Atributos como el porte (erecto, semierecto o rastrero), el color de la semilla (tonos de blanco, rosa, marrón y negro) y el tiempo de maduración de la semilla (60 a 240 días) difieren según la variedad. Las vainas aparecen en...
  3. Common Bean Phaseolus vulgaris

    Phaseolus vulgaris is a vining (indeterminate) or bush-type (pseudo-determinate) herbaceous annual. Vining types are perennial and reach 2-5 m in length. Bush-types are annuals and reach heights of 20-60 cm. Pubescent leaves are trifoliate, present alternately on the stem, and range from green to...
  4. Soybean Glycine max

    Soybean is an annual, nitrogen-fixing, nutritious, bean crop grown mainly as a pulse and for oil used for human consumption and many industrial uses. It is a very day length sensitive crop with varieties developed for many different latitudes. Soybeans are also used a fresh vegetable. Soy sauce,...
  5. Vegetable Soybean Glycine max

    Vegetable Soybean cultivation probably originated in northeastern China, a region where wild soybeans exist. These high protein beans are best known as pulses and oilseeds.
  6. Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus

    Phaseolus lunatus is a vining (indeterminate) or bush-type (pseudo-determinate) legume from Central and South America. Vining types are vigorous, perennial, and reach 2-6 m in length. Bush-type cultivars are annuals and reach heights of 0.25-1 m. Leaves are trifoliate, present alternately on the...
  7. (True Red) Cranberry Bean Phaseolus vulgaris

    The True RedCranberry Bean is deep red in color like a cranberry but the pod is ivory with red flecks. It is a pole bean that blossoms and sets pods over the course of a growing season. Beans from this species serve as a major protein source for humans. Cranberry Bean was first grown in South...
  8. Nuñas Phaseolus vulgaris

    Nuñas

    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 called "a kind of witness of...
  9. FRIJOL ALADO- Winged Bean Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

    Frijol Alado Winged Bean

    El origen histórico del frijol alado es incierto. Muchos autores consideran que su origen pudo haber sido en Nueva Papa Guinea y en las regiones de las islas de Indonesia donde existen muchas variedades del frijol alado. Al frijol alado también se lo conoce como el guisante espárrago, se lo...
  10. Adzuki Bean Vigna angularis

    Frijol Adzuki

    Adzuki bean is a bushy or vining, nitrogen-fixing, annual plant that is moderately drought tolerant. This bean grows best in temperate climates or higher altitudes in the tropics. The young pods, fresh seeds and dry beans are used for human consumption.
  11. FRIJOL ESPÁRRAGO/DE YARDA Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis

    Frijol Espárrago, De Yarda

    El frijol espárrago o de yarda probablemente tuvo su origen en el sur de China.
  12. Ayocote Phaseolus coccineus

    Ayocote, caraota, frijol de flores, judía de España, poroto papa

    Phaseolus coccineus es una leguminosa perenne, trepadora, de Centroamérica. Debido a sus llamativas flores rojas, a menudo se siembra como ornamental, aunque casi todas las partes de la planta son comestibles, dada la preparación apropiada. P. coccineus, enredadera trepadora alcanza alturas de...