Organic Broad Beans from OrganicSiri®
Chikkudukaya are consumed all throughout the world and have a slightly sweet, earthy flavor. Vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein are abundant in them. They are supposed to have a variety of health benefits, including increased motor function and immunity.
Also known as
Chikkudu, Chikkudukaya, Dolichos bean, Lablab bean
Dolichos beans are high in soluble fiber, protein, folate, manganese, copper and other minerals, making them an excellent source of these nutrients. These beans are high in folate, a nutrient that is indicated to help infants develop their brain and spinal cord properly. Research suggests the compounds found in them have been demonstrated to increase antioxidant activity and immunity. Magnesium and potassium are abundant in these beans, which may aid to relax blood arteries and lower blood pressure.
How to use Broad Beans
Chikkudu that are still young and little can be cooked and eaten whole, similar to peas. If the beans are larger than this, they must be removed from their outer pod before cooking. A number of dishes can be prepared using these beans, stir fry, gravy curry are a few to name. It can be cooked by itself or with a combination of other vegetables.
The crop needs to be kept weed free at all stages. It is affected by borers and requires significant plant protection efforts. Broad beans from OrganicSiri are grown in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals. At OrganicSiri, we grow all our crops in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals.
Chikkudu can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four days. Wash the beans, spread them out on a dry area and let them dry completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Cut pieces of the dolichos bean can also be stored in an air tight container for a few days in the refrigerator.
Sowing typically takes place in July. We plant it through the year at OrganicSiri and are make it available in all seasons.
How to buy Organic Broad Beans
We deliver organic vegetables, fruits and staples to most of Hyderabad. Here is how to order online: How to order organic food?