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Is bengal velvet bean vegan?

Bengal velvet bean is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is bengal velvet bean?

Bengal velvet bean, also known as Mucuna pruriens in scientific terms, is a legume commonly found in tropical regions of Asia and Africa. This nutrient-dense seed is rich in protein, fiber, and essential amino acids. Bengal velvet bean has been historically used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as Parkinson's disease, anxiety, and infertility. The bean also contains L-dopa, a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine, which makes it a popular natural remedy for depression and mood disorders. Its sweet and nutty flavor makes it an excellent addition to smoothies, soups, and stews.

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