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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Yardlong Bean (Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalisis)



Yardlong Bean (Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalisis) a plant used as a vegetable or vegetable dish. He grew up with by climbing or twining. Yardlong beans are used as vegetables or fresh fruit when it is still young and the fibers are soft, long beans are easily found in the tropical territory of Asia. Especially in South East Asia Region.

Yardlong Bean (Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalisis is known as dau gok in Cantonese, jiang dou (豇豆) in Standard Mandarin, Thua Fak yao (ถั่วฝักยาว) in Thailand and Kacang Panjang in Indonesia and Malay, Sitaw in Tagalog, Ilokano utong in Bora in the West Indies and vali, Borboti in Bengali, India, eeril in Goa, India or đậu đũa (Vietnamese, literally: chopstick bean).


Scientific classification:

  • Kingdom            : Plantae
  • Division              : Magnoliophyta
  • Class                   : Magnoliopsida
  • Order                  : Fabales
  • Family                : Fabaceae
  • Subfamily           : Faboideae
  • Genus                  : Vigna
  • Species                : V. unguiculata
  • Upaspesies          : V. u. sesquipedalis



Food value:
Yardlong beans are a good source of protein, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, phosphorus, and potassium, and a very good source for vitamin C, folate, magnesium, and manganese.

Nutrient content values ​​Beans length per 100 g (3.5 oz) (Raw)
Energy 196 kJ (47 kcal)
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary fiber 3.6 g
Fat 0 g
Protein 3 g

Source: USDA Nutrient database

In the portion size of 100 grams yardlong beans there are 47 calories, 0 grams total fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 mg sodium (0% daily value), 8 grams of total carbohydrates (2% daily value), and 3 grams of protein (5% daily value ). There is also 17% DV vitamin A, 2% DV iron, 31% DV vitamin C, and 5% DV calcium. (Percent daily values ​​based on a 2000 calorie diet daily values ​​individuals may be higher or lower depending on calorie needs each)

In Malaysia and Indonesia are also other areas of Southeast Asia, Yardlong Bean is a processed food ingredient that is very popular and served in a variety of cuisines. The price is cheap, delicious, and has a good nutrient content, and easily found at any time.