Flour (image) American Society of Agronomy Share Print E-Mail Caption The bean was previously considered a root vegetable due to the high water content; however this 'Chuin' type has lower water content. Families living in areas were is grows have been producing it as flour. Credit Wolfgang Gruneberg Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.