The winged bean is one of the newest Asian vegetables coming to market these days, and its appearance is long overdue. Known for centuries in tropical Asia, this attractive climbing perennial is more or less your total meal: all parts of the plant are edible — the pods, the beans inside, the shoots, the flowers and even the tuber.
The seeds and tubers have been getting a lot of attention in the scientific press because of their high protein content, which can be up to 20 percent — way ahead of potatoes and yams. But it’s the pods we generally see in Asian markets these days: long, flat and covered with frilly “wings” along four edges. Best of all, winged beans are fairly easy to grow and make a flavorful addition to stir-fries and grills. The taste of the pods is something between a snow pea and asparagus; they are terrific when grilled and served with dipping sauce.
Health benefits of Winged Bean:
Winged beans – also referred to as asparagus bean, Goa bean, princess pea or even the four-angle bean – is often an incredible part of a healthy, balanced diet which is also budget-friendly. The leaves, roots, stems and flowers are all edible and they’re all packed with nutrition. These nutrients include proteins, minerals and vitamins, especially Vitamin A, which not just assists to nourish a healthy body but bring numerous beauty benefits, too.
The 10 health benefits of winged beans.
1. Helps Prevent Premature Aging
2. Reduces Headaches and Migraines
3. Ensures a Healthy Pregnancy
4. Inflammation and Sprains
5. Helps Prevent Vision Problems
6. Weight loss
8. Can Help Prevent Diabetes
9. Prevents Asthma
10. Increases Immunity and Fights Colds