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 bronchitisFun 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.