Melissa's Fava Beans
Fava beans, originally from
, grow in plump green
pods. When the beans are very young and
tender, they may be eaten whole.
However, the Fava Beans are usually peeled to avoid any bitterness
occasionally caused by the skin. The beans themselves are green and sometimes
reddish brown or purplish in color and have an earthy flavor. Egypt
Fresh Fava Beans are a wonderful addition to any meal and do not require soaking. Serve as a hot or cold appetizer, as a side dish sautéed in butter, or in soups. Fava Beans contain no cholesterol, have no fat and are low in sodium and calories. They are a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, iron, vitamins A, B and C, and potassium.
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