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French bean

Brown Soldier

An old drying bean that derives its name from the markings around the hilum (the part of the seed which attaches it to the pod), which resemble a soldier standing to attention. Produces white flowers and oval pods, which can be eaten whole when very young. The beans can also be shelled and eaten fresh or allowed to dry and used in soup and stews. Seed colour whitish with brown markings around hilum.
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