Widely known as African groundnut, Bambara Bean is indigenous to tropical Africa. Vignea subterranea, that is what we call it scientifically. One can easily guess by the name Bambara Bean that it might have originated in the tropical soils of Mali. However with the progress of time its roots have spread worldwide. Now it is grown in Asia, northern Australia and South and Central America as well.
It is plant with high adaptability quotient is well suited for erroneously hot, dry and challenging regions where many other crops fail to survive due to lack of water and nutrients. To add to the surprise element, one should see the range of varieties of Bambara Bean produced.