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Fava Beans

Fava Beans, also known as "broad beans," are flat, green, oval beans that grow in large, inedible pods, with a translucent covering that should be removed before use. Dried, they are greenish-brown and have a meaty, starchy texture and a bold, earthy flavor.

  • About 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long

  • High in protein and fiber, as well as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and iron

  • Fava Beans should be peeled before use

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    Suggested uses

  • Versatile Fava Beans can be stewed, boiled, pureed, sautéed or roasted, and the dried beans can be ground into a flour

  • Often pureed with olive oil and served with bitter greens in the Southern Italian region of Puglia

  • Mash cooked, peeled Fava Beans with garlic, cumin, olive oil and lemon juice to make "ful," the national dish of Egypt

  • Whole, unpeeled, cooked Fava Beans can be roasted, spiced and eaten as a snack, a common practice in East Asia

  • Add to stews, especially those including lamb, a favorite partner for Fava Beans

  • Basic prep

    Carefully sort beans and rinse thoroughly. Soak beans overnight, then squeeze each bean to remove the outer skin. Rinse and place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 2 hours. This bean produces foam, so skim the water regularly while cooking.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Fava beans

    Classic recipe

    Ful Medames

    Commonly found throughout the Middle East, ful medames is the national dish of Egypt. Serve it with warm pita as a snack or spread on a sandwich as an alternative to hummus.