Cookbook:Bambara Bean

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Bambara Bean

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Bambara beans, also called bambara groundnuts, Congo goobers, or okpa, are the beans of Vigna subterranea.


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Bambara beans, like peanuts, grow underground in pods.[1][2] They are small and rounded, and their color can range from tan to brown to red.[1]

The beans can be eaten fresh or dried. The dried beans can be eaten whole or ground into a flour.[1][2][3]


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  1. a b c "Bambara groundnut | WorldCrops". Retrieved 2023-12-15.
  2. a b "Bambara Beans". Retrieved 2023-12-15.
  3. Tan, Xin Lin; Azam-Ali, Susan; Goh, Ee Von; Mustafa, Maysoun; Chai, Hui Hui; Ho, Wai Kuan; Mayes, Sean; Mabhaudhi, Tafadzwanashe; Azam-Ali, Sayed; Massawe, Festo (2020). "Bambara Groundnut: An Underutilized Leguminous Crop for Global Food Security and Nutrition". Frontiers in Nutrition. 7. doi:10.3389/fnut.2020.601496/full. ISSN 2296-861X.