The pigeon pea is an erect, short-lived perennial leguminous shrub that usually grows to a height of about 1-2 m, but can reach up to 2-5 m high. It quickly develops a deep (2 m depth) poisonous taproot. The stems are woody at the base, angular, and branching. The leaves are alternate and trifoliate.
Higher classification: Cajanus
- Pigeon peas are a well-balanced food, Good for vegetarians who need high protein
- Best for making stews and curries
- High level of protein and amino acids, Has many names around the world