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Common Name: Fava Bean
Botanical Name: Vicia Faba
Origin: South America, Asia
One of the world’s oldest beans, fava beans are thought to have been cultivated in the Middle East for over 8,000 years before being brought over to Western Europe. Fava beans, a flowering plant species part of the vetch and pea family Fabaceae, come from a long, broad pod which matures from green to a dark brown.
Fava beans are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available on the planet. These beans make a great source of vitamin B1 along with copper, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. A ¼-cup serving of fava beans may offer up to 19 percent of each of these nutrients.
Fava beans are a great source of dietary fiber and protein. A ¼-cup serving of fava beans may offer up to 9 grams of dietary fiber and up to 10 grams of protein.
Fava beans make an exceptional choice for plant proteins. They also offer several other nutrients, making it ideal for protein products, supplements, and functional foods and beverages. Request your sample right away.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.