Wing Bean

Wing beans are the seedpod of a decorative vine that is native to Southeast Asia. The vine's decorative flowers range in color from white through vivid blue. The bean itself is almost always green, though a few varieties are pink, purple, or red. The bean can reach a length of 4 inches and has an unusual appearance for a bean. Winged beans are block-shaped and feature four frilly 'wings', one on each edge. The center of the bean contains tiny, black, edible seeds. Popular for both their unique appearance and their crisp texture, winged beans are most often found in stir-fries. In Thai dishes, wing beans are also found in salads or served with nam prik, a Thai relish.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup (182g)
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 744
  • Calories from fat:
  • Fat: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 69mg
  • Total Carbs: 76g
    • Fiber: g
    • Sugars: g
  • Protein: 54g
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 80%
  • Iron: 136%


Handling & Storage


April to October

Also Known As

  • Goa bean
  • frilly bean
  • manilla bean
  • Princess bean

Store them in plastic bags, then refrigerate, for about 2-3 days


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