Beans Grown Since Ancient Times

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All around the world, beans grown since ancient times. Mung and Soy Beans could be the first verities cultivated, likely in China, circa 6000 BCE.

Date:
      6000 BCE
Location:
      China


Additional Information:

  • Bean – Wikipedia
    Bean is a common name for large seeds of several genera of the flowering plant family Fabaceae (also known as Leguminosae) which are used for human or animal food.
  • Mung bean – Wikipedia
    The mung bean (Vigna radiata), alternatively known as the moong bean, green gram, or mung Sanskrit मुद्ग / mudga, is a plant species in the legume family
  • History of Soy Sprouts – SoyInfo Center
    When people speak of “bean sprouts,” they are generally referring to the sprouts of the mung bean (Vigna radiata , called green gram in India), which are more widely used than soy sprouts.
  • History of Soybeans – North Carolina Soybeans
    Soybeans originated in Southeast Asia and were first domesticated by Chinese farmers around 1100 BC. By the first century AD, soybeans were grown in Japan and many other countries.
  • Soybean – Wikipedia
    Glycine max, commonly known as soybean in North America or soya bean, is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses. The plant, classed as an oilseed rather than a pulse by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, produces significantly more protein per acre than most other uses of land.

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