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Moth Bean
Moth Bean

Moth bean, a drought resistant legume is scientifically known as Vigna aconitifolia, belonging to the family Fabaceae. Mat Bean, Matki, Turkish Gram or Drew Bean are the other names for Moth Bean around the world.

Moth bean is an annual crop that grows up to 40 cm in height. The crop is believed to have originated in India, Pakistan and Burma.

Yellow-brown, whitish green and mottled with black are the main colours of the Moth Bean seeds. Moth Bean is grown for human consumption; it is also used as a forage crop.

Moth bean is rich in Carbohydrates, Fat, Proteins, Vitamin C, E, K, Calcium, iron etc. Moth Beans are cultivated in well drained sandy loam soil.

Moth Bean Trading Markets:

Moth producing states in India are Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Moth Bean is mainly grown in India, United States, Australia and Thailand.

Major Moth Bean exporting countries are Afghanistan, United States of America, Pakistan.

Major Moth Bean importing countries are United States, Canada, Honk Kong, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.

Following are the trading hubs for Moth Bean in India:

Rajasthan (Barmer, Bikaner, Churu, Jodhpur, Nagaur)

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