Groundnut

Botanic Name Botanic Name Dimension H X W Description Nutritional Advantage
Groundnut or Indian Potato Apios americana vine 6ft x 3ft Most commonly known as groundnut, it is also known as wild bean, indian potato, and potato bean. Almost every part of the plant is edible—shoots, flowers, the seeds that grow in pods like peas, but, most importantly, the tubers. These tubers (the groundnuts) are swellings that form along a thin rhizome, like beads on a necklace. Like potatoes, they are high in starch, they’re also relatively high in protein,  up to 17%—about three times as much as potatoes. Winter harvest. The edible tubers contain 17% protein, and are a good source of carbohydrates and are rich in vitamins and minerals.