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Vegetables bring to the body a large number of useful elements and vitamins. Legumes are among the most useful vegetables, as combine a huge amount of micronutrients. Let is no exception.
Native to Africa, it is well settled in America and Europe. Vigna easy to grow, and its yield is striking: with only a single plant may yield up to three pounds of peas.
When refers to legumes. In appearance and method of reproduction it resembles the beans and peas. Therefore, it is often vigno called asparagus beans. Unlike their cousins, the cowpea pods much longer. In addition, the cowpea beans can be kept for quite a long time, not a port and not subjected to plagues of insects.
Rich in trace elements the plant is just beginning to gain popularity among the CIS countries.
When a has a second name – black-eyed peas. It refers to cultivated plants, it is not found in the wild. This plant was coeval. Propagated this species using bean seeds that resemble familiar to us peas. Pods, long one meter is able to give seeds to several tens of meters. The harvest takes place during the entire period of maturation of cowpea.
The color of the beans and shape of the pod can vary. The color of the beans range from light green to dark brown. This is due to the peculiarities of breeding and growth, because each country has the plant tried to adapt to local living conditions.
Farmers growing the bean, leave a few bushes for the further development of the species, and the rest allowed to eat. In the food, are young peas that are still far from maturity, while the pods do not grow longer than 50 inches.
Eating asparagus enriches the body of various trace elements. The composition of cowpea contain potassium, calcium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. In addition, some are rich in vitamins C, B, D.
Nutritional value are not only beans, but the pods themselves. Regular consumption of cowpea normalizes the amount of hemoglobin in the blood, lowers sugar content, and causes the pressure to normal. This is due to the amino acid arginine contained in the fruits of cowpea. His action is like the action of insulin. Therefore, a decoction of cowpea helps in the treatment of diabetes. The pods can be dry in winter and to use them to make tea.
Some helps to eliminate excess fluid from the body, thereby removing swelling. The reason for this action in sodium and potassium.
Small calorie and a large number of nutrients allows you to enable Vigne in diet. On the basis of this product is good to lose weight without spoiling your health.
Rich in minerals when applied as a medicinal remedy for many diseases. She's quite effective in the fight against obesity, kidney stones, anemia, and diabetes, improves heart and nervous systems.
In recipes of different countries is found when a legume, but the championship belongs to the American and Austrian cuisine. By the way, many recipes let is not a component of meals, as part of the decor. Some can act as indoor ornamental plants. But such application beans not found widespread popularity because of the annual cycle of the plant.
Green beans not only add to food when cooking, and canning in the form of pods and beans.
Green beans has a beneficial effect on the nervous system. It is recommended to use for people associated with nervous and hard work. Its action is similar to the effect of green tea: it calms, makes the nerve impulses.
Along with useful properties, in Vigne are present and toxic substances. In any heat treatment of harmful substances go. However, to use Vigo raw is not worth it.