Use and nutritive value of talet beans,Amphicarpaea bracteata (Fabaceae: Phaseoleae) as human food in Puebla, México

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Species of the genus Amphicarpaea have been reported as edible (for human consumption or as fodder) in Asia and North America. In northern Puebla, México, talet, A. bracteata, grows as a weed in multiple cropping systems, and its subterranean fruits are used as food by Nahuas, Totonacs, and Mestizos. This study documents how the seed is harvested during… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02866722

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