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Phaseolus aconitifolius Jacq.
Vigna aconitifolius, called the moth bean (from Hindi मोठ moṭh, Hindustani pronunciation: [moːʈʰ]), mat bean, Turkish gram, or मटकी maṭki in Marathi, is a small, drought-resistant, annual, trailing herb with small yellow flowers and deeply lobed leaves, grown especially in dry parts of South Asia for its tiny (3-4 mm) edible beans, which range in color from light brown to dark reddish brown. The sprouted beans taste somewhat sweet.
- Santosh Khokhar and B. M. Chauhan, "Antinutritional factors in Moth Bean (Vigna aconitifolia): Varietal Differences and Effects of Methods of Domestic Processing and Cooking" (abstract), Journal of Food Science, 51(3):591-594.
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