Pigeon pea seed Cajanus cajan
Amazing shrub up to 2 m. Seeds eaten fresh or ground to flour.It has name Dhal in India. The flowers make this a pretty addition to a landscape, even if you don't plan on using the peas for food. Pods are similar to English peas: green and pointed with a bit of reddish mottling. Several pods are produced in clusters on an upright stem.
The pigeon pea is a very popular Vegetable throughout the Caribbean and Central America, and can be used as any other pea might be used: cooked alone, in salads or in combination with rice or other grains. Ripe seeds are a source of flour, used split (dhal) in soups or eaten with rice. Dhal contains as much as 22% protein.It is flavorful, and a single plant can produce more peas than a small family can eat.
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