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Package of practices - Cowpea

Package of practices - Cowpea
Group Name : Other Crops
Name : Cowpea
Botanical Name : Vigna uniguiculata L.

Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L) Walp.) called Lobia in Hindi is used for green pods and dry seeds. Its leaves are used as leafy vegetable and as fodder. It is one of the most ancient human food sources and it serves as a source of protein especially of amino acid lysine in the staple cereal diet.