The Fava Bean, also known as faba bean, horse bean and broad bean, was the only bean known in Europe until the discovery of the New World. Fava Beans have been used in Chinese cooking for at least 5,000 years. In fact, the cultivation of Fava Beans is so old that there is no known wild form of this bean.
The tough skinned dried Fava Bean must be soaked overnight before usage. Fava Beans are often served as a puree or on its own. Mash cooked Fava Beans and mix with olive oil, garlic, chopped jalapeno, cumin and lemon juice for an authentic Egyptian dish served with pita. They can also be roasted and eaten as a snack, a common cooking method in east Asia.
Beans help to reduce cholesterol while providing excellent nutrition. When combined with nuts, seeds or grains, they form a complete high-fiber vegetable protein. They contain very little fat and provide essential B Vitamins and Iron.
Each bag contains approximately 12 ounces (340.5 grams) of dried Fava Beans by D'Allasandro.