Chipilín Crotalaria longirostrata
Chipilín is a leguminous plant that is used as an herb in Central America and Southern Mexico. It is a perennial that can be grown as an annual in temperate climates. In parts of Mexico it is also known as Chepil, which might be a different variety.
Chipilín is a staple in El Salvador where it is used in soups and in pupusas, a type of tortilla popular in Central America.
Chipilín has s distinctive flavor that is released when cooked. It is never eaten raw.
There are no commercial seed sources available at this time. Research on this crop is being conducted at the University of Massachusetts with the assistance of the CENTA in El Salvador (Centro Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuario y Forestal)