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Immature legume pods and green seed are used as vegetables. Green pods contain good quantities of fiber and most nutrients, especially protein, vitamins and minerals, but minimal oil and carbohydrates. Immature seed contains similar nutrients to mature seed but are higher in vitamins A and C and are easier to digest. A few leguminous vegetables contain toxic substances. All should be cooked before consuming. They can be adequately prepared by boiling 20 minutes.


  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. Caupi (Cowpea) Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata

    Caupi (Cowpea)

    Una arveja silvestre que es muy similar a esta variedad cultivada es nativa de África central y con muy pocas diferencias ahora se cultiva en todo el mundo donde las temperaturas son moderadas.
  3. Frijol De Lima De Siete Años (Frijol Luna), Haricot De Lima

    El frijol de Lima de siete años se cree que tuvo su origen en Centroamérica. Su nombre proviene de su habilidad para permanecer en estado productivo por varios años. Las semillas de ECHO originalmente llegaron de Asveldt Ranch en Mwenezi, Zimbabwe, donde se siembra el frijol de Lima de siete años...
  4. Common Bean Phaseolus vulgaris

    The common bean is one of the main food crops globally. Bush varieties reach 20-60cm while climbing (or “pole”) varieties reach up to 3m in height. Depending on the variety, common beans are grown for their green pods and/or mature, dry seeds.
  5. 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,...
  6. 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.
  7. FRIJOL DE LIMA Phaseolus lunatus

    Frijol De Lima

    Se cree que el frijol de Lima tuvo su origen en México y en áreas del suroeste de los Estados Unidos. Las semillas de ECHO originalmente provinieron de regiones secas de Kenia.
  8. Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus

    Lima bean is a vining or bushy, nitrogen-fixing, perennial plant that is grown for the fresh and dry beans. There are two recognized variations, large seeded or lima, and small seeded or sieva type. There is significant variation between varieties, which include annual or perennial, and bushy or...
  9. (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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. scarlet runner bean Phaseolus coccineus

    Ayocote

    Phaseolus coccineus is a perennial, vining legume from Central America. Due to its red, showy flowers, P. coccineus is often grown as an ornamental, though nearly all parts of the plant are edible, given the appropriate preparations. A climbing vine, P. coccineus reaches heights of 3-5 m, and...