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Bambara groundnut

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Bambara groundnut
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Subfamily:Faboideae
Tribe:Phaseoleae
Genus:Vigna
Species:subterranea

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The Bambara groundnut (or Bambarra groundnut) is a member of the family Fabaceae. According to some authors it is Voandzeia subterranea, but others place it in Vigna. The plant originated in West Africa.

The bambara groundnut ripens its pods underground, much as the peanut (also called a groundnut). They can be eaten fresh or boiled after drying.

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