Long Yard Beans are climbing members of the Fabaceae. They are close relatives of the cowpea which have a beautifully delicate flavour.
Other names for Long yard beans include chori (Hindi), bora
(Caribbean) and snake bean.
They are a good source of protein, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, iron, phosphorus,
and potassium, and a very good source for vitamin C, folate, magnesium, and manganese.
In terms of nutrients, it contains:
17 milligrams (mg) of calcium.
1.2 mg of iron.
18 mg magnesium.
30 mg of phosphorus.
130 mg potassium.
24 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin A.
52.5 mcg of vitamin K.
32 mcg of folate.