Also known as four-angled bean in Chinese and kacang botol in Malay (literally translated as bottle bean), the winged bean has 4 frilly winged edges and tastes like something between an asparagus and a snow pea.
I was never a big fan of this bean until I found out recently that it has many beauty and health benefits.
5 reasons why you should include winged beans in your diet.
PREVENTS PREMATURE AGEING
Winged beans help prevent premature ageing as these are packed with Vitamins A and C that work as antioxidants.
PROMOTES SKIN ELASTICITY
The high content of antioxidants present in winged beans ensures that the skin maintains its elasticity and keeps it looking young.
HELPS PREVENT NEUTRAL-TUBE DEFECTS IN NEWBORN BABIES
Winged beans are a rich source of folate, an essential component for DNA synthesis and cell division. Adequate folate in the diet around conception and during pregnancy may help prevent neural-tube defects in the newborn baby.
HIGH IN PROTEIN
Winged bean seeds are also found to rival the protein quality and quantity of soybeans
RICH IN CALCIUM
Winged beans are rich in calcium and phosphorus which are important for keeping the teeth and bones strong.
|Sambal Kacang Botol|
A Malaysian recipe to share
WINGED BEANS FRIED IN SAMBAL AND DRIED SHRIMPS
10 winged beans, sliced at a slant
6 red chilies
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp belacan (shrimp paste)
3 tbsp dried shrimps
1. Place Sambal Paste ingredients into a food processor and blend to a paste.
2. Heat up 2 tbsp oil in wok and fry sambal paste until oil separates.
3. Turn up heat, add winged beans and stir fry for about a minute.
4. Plate and serve
Have you tried winged beans?
I'm not familiar with this bean but would love to try it.ReplyDelete
I wonder if I can find this in our local stores. I'll have to look for it and then try that recipe!ReplyDelete
I've seen these before at Nancy's blog. I didn't know they existed until then. Your dish looks might good.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥
Intriging.. I've never heard of it before.ReplyDelete
First I have heard of this i might have to give it a try sounds interesting :-)ReplyDelete
Have a beentastic week :-)
Your dish is looking yummy . Keep commenting on my blog because I love your comments.ReplyDelete
Thank you for posting the quality & unique content for us, I respect your time and efforts.ReplyDelete
Whoa! Wonder if we can get that here in the states and if so bet we can find it at Traders Joes! Hmmmm byeeeeeeeeeeee going to the store... I have so got to try this recipe and hopefully it will work for me! Thanks girlfriend!ReplyDelete
I would like to try these.ReplyDelete
I've never seen or heard of this bean before! Will have to keep an eye out for it!ReplyDelete
thanks for the introduction to a new vegetable had never heard o winged beans and will investigate into this further thanks for sharingReplyDelete
come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com
I've not heard of this before. Very interesting! Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinkyReplyDelete
Whoo I have never seen these before. I would love to try some :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at The Wednesday Link Up. #WednesdayBlogHop
I've never heard of winnged beans before. Not sure they are in UK supermarkets! Thanks for linking up with #globalbloggingReplyDelete
Very interesting and I have never heard of them. Where can you purchase them? Happy New Year, Kippi #kippiathomeReplyDelete
look so delicious.ReplyDelete
Interesting vegetable. I've never heard of it. - MargyReplyDelete
This wonderful post is a GARDEN feature on the February You're the STAR blog hop: https://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2019/01/youre-star-week1-garden-february-2019.htmlReplyDelete
OMG! Yum! Never seen them before but will def look out for them! #KCACOLSReplyDelete
I don't think I've come across these beans before, but they sound like they are definitely worth tracking down if you can! Thanks for sharing this with #kcacols, hope you can link up again next time!ReplyDelete
I had never heard of the winged bean but they sound lovely. Certainly something to look out for! #KCACOLSReplyDelete
wow, never even heard of these before. But they sound good in that salad/veggie bowl! #kcacolsReplyDelete