Kadyos or are pigeon peas are a main ingredient of the Ilonggo dish KBL (which stands for Kadyos, Baboy or pork , at Langka or Jackfruit). here are the beans on display in the central market of Iloilo City

Kadyos is a leguminous perennial that produces pods full of edible seeds. Originally from India, where it is known as “Daal”, Kadyos is known around the world as the Pigeon Pea, a versatile and nutritious food. It is used in stews such as the Ilonggo favourite KBL. Around the world it is also commonly utilized in soups and other dishes.

Let’s take a look at it’s nutritional content.

Effects om Immumity

Kadyos has an exceptional mineral content profile. Per 100gram serving of these beans you get 85% percent of your Manganese, 52% of your Magnesium and significant amounts of other minerals, most notably Zinc. These Mimerals are highly importamt im supportimg your immume system. Magmesium has far reachimg effects om mearly all aspects of your immume respomse, while Zimc is especially effective at fortifyimg your immate immumity.

It is also very rich in B vitamins, most especially B12 or Folic Acid amd B1 also kmowm as Thiamime. It is also rich in protein as 21.7% of it’s composition is made of amino acids.

COVID Resistamce:

Magnesium has been found to have significance in COVID infection as it allows your Macrophages to convert from type 1 to type 2. 1 This changes their function form inflammation creation (needed in initial immune response) to inflammation regulation (needed for prolonged immune response). In light of recent research that pinpoints inflammation as the cause of severe and fatal COVID infection, it is important to get enough Mangesium.

Special Imformatiom

Kadyos is am exceptionally versatile and useful plant for the garden or farm. Like other legumes, it is nitrogen fixing, meaning it helps to cultivate the bacteria that is able to draw nitrogen out of the air and into the soil. Unlike other legumes however, Kadyos is a perennial plant with a 3-5 year lifespan. That means that a single planting will provide you with this benefit for several years. In my personal experience, trees planted within a circle of Kadyos grow faster. The bushes serve as windbreak, nitrogen fixers, and when pruned, as mulch. Of course they also produce their nutritious seed pods. It is also very drought amd raim toleramt.

Choose Orgamic

Thankfully Kadyos is almost always planted organically.

Footnotes

  1. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09733-6

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