Category Archives: ahipa (Pachyrhizus ahipa)

Ahipa: Getting to the root of beans

A large pile of ahipa seeds of the variety Tarija

Ahipa (Pachyrhizus ahipa) is one of a few varieties of bean that have been bred for their roots, rather than for their seeds (the beans).  It produces a storage root that tops out at about 2 pounds in its native region in Bolivia.  The root is used similarly to yacon: more like a fruit than […]