winged bean

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a tuberous twining annual vine bearing clusters of purplish flowers and pods with four jagged wings

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But it is less likely because TI extracts from winged beans have been stable at 60[degrees]C Kadam and Smithard, 1987).
Trypsin inhibitor activity in winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) and the possible role of tannin.
Effects of heat treatments on trypsin inhibitor and hemagglutinating activities in winged bean. Plant Foods Human Nutr.
Morris notes that winged beans, aside from being a source of lectin, also contain erucic acid (an antitumor medication) and polyunsaturated fatty acids that can be used to treat acne and eczema.
Take, for example, the winged bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, a plant with high levels of proteins called lectins, which medical researchers use as diagnostic tools because they bind to certain blood cells and specialized transport cells.
Hein says the winged bean lectin, when fed to mice, stimulates their immune system to produce antibodies that recognize the other researchers lectin - the same response that a vaccine elicits.
"The winged bean collection has been important in our preliminary studies, which we hope will allow us to design edible vaccines in the future."
We sampled a soup made from small local clams called onnok, and corn; pickled singkamas sticks with the bite of jalapeno; and a refreshing salad of pallang (winged beans) with tomatoes, coconut cream, and ginger.
From the greenhouse are long trails planted with pepper, eggplants and winged beans.
Vanishing Bees, Winged Beans, Better Mileage, the Bible of Homesteading, Big Brother and Better Living, Contributing editor and herbal expert Dr.
In chef Jordy's edible version, dehydrated and sweetened upo (bottle gourd) sprouts from "soil" made of finely ground mani (peanuts) and talong (eggplant) and covering a buried treasure of buko (young coconut), sitaw (winged beans), kamatis (tomato), candied kundol (winter melon), pureed kalabasa (squash) and a dozen other produce.
Best of all, winged beans are fairly easy to grow and make a flavorful addition to stir-flies and grills.
Right now the beans are sold as four-angled beans, Goa beans, princess beans, winged peas and winged beans.
Winged beans (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) are said to have originated in Mauritius or Madagascar.
Angelo Guzman, spokesperson of Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon Command (Solcom), said the food packs, each consisted of 1.5 kilograms of whole frozen chicken, a bag of "sigarilyas" (winged beans), a whole head of squash and half a kilo of dried fish, were bought using combined subsistence allowances from soldiers under Solcom.