Melilotus Officinalis – Melilot

Melilotus Officinalis - Melilot

– FAMILY: Fabaceae   – PLANT DESCRIPTION: This annual or biennial plant is 2-7 feet high. Bigger plants branch as often as possible and are fairly bushy in appearance, while shorter plants are less spread and rather lanky. The stems are generally pretty much erect, albeit some of the time they sprawl over the ground. They are glabrous, wrinkled, and angular; at times the lower stems are ribbed light red. The terminal leaflet has a short petiolule (stalk at its base), while the lateral leaflets are almost sessile. there are…

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Peas

Peas

– Parts used in the peas: Green or dry grains of peas   – Family: Fabaceae   – History and information: In early times, peas were grown mostly for their dry seeds. From plants growing wild in the Mediterranean basin, constant selection since the Neolithic dawn of agriculture improved their yield. – Nutritional value: Peas are starchy, but high in fiber, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and lutein. Dry weight is about one-quarter protein and one-quarter sugar. Pea seed peptide fractions…

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