Gandules | Pigeon Peas

Gandules  | Pigeon Peas

Common Name: Gandules  | Pigeon Peas

Binomial Nomenclature: Cajanus Cajan

Culinary Use: Seed - cooked. Very young seeds can be cooked and eaten like peas, going well in rice dishes

Medicinal Use: An infusion of the leaves is used as a treatment for pulmonary conditions such as coughs and bronchitis

Fun Fact: Pigeon pea stems are a good fuel source, valued for pigeon pea's fast growing habit, though their energy value is half that of charcoal. Stems and branches of pigeon pea are also used for basketry.