Canavalia ensiformis – Famine Foods

Canavalia ensiformis

Uses

India: pods eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
DC.
Vernaculars:
Mandvi, Surat district, Bombay Presidency: Mavi. English: Jack Bean, Chickasaw Lima, Horse Bean, Broad Bean, Sword Bean, Cut-Eye, One-Eye Bean, Overlook.
Misc:
Chemical composition (acid content) (Nigerian sample): oil = 1%; component esters (wt. %): 16:0 = 17%. 16:1 = 2%. 18:0 = 2%. 18:1 = 49%, 18:2 = 18%. 18:3 = 7%. 20:0 = 1%. 22:0 = 1%. 24:0 = 2%. Reported to have a high Threonine value.

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