The mere mention of ‘petai’ can divide your friends and family and it’s either very much loved or loathed.
The ‘petai’ as it’s known in Malaysia or generally known as ‘Stink Bean’ or ‘Bitter Bean’, ‘sataw’ (สะตอ) in Thailand, ‘pete’ in Indonesia, ‘u’pang’ in the Philippines or by its scientific name Parkia Speciosa doesn’t sound like a very palatable bean but it has its fair share of loyal fans. Usually sold in bunches with the beans still contained with the pod, petai is usually gathered from the wild.
The pods and seeds of petai has been found to contain high content of:
Here are more interesting facts about petai:
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