Fava beans

Nutrition Facts*

Based on a 2000 calorie diet per serving
Serving size: 1 c. (126g)
DV %


Calories: 110.9
Total Sugars: 0g
Carb.: 22.2g
Fiber: 0g
Total Fats: 0.9g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 10g
Sodium: 31.5mg

*Data provided by USDA

A bean native to North Africa and Asia. The version cultivated for human consumption is also known as a broad bean. These are usually eaten while young and tender. They can be fried, causing the skin to split open and then salted to produce a crunchy snack. This is popular in China and Thailand.

Fava beans are often found in recipes that also contain lentils, corn oil, coriander and chickpeas

Seasonal Calendar for fava beans

  Local supplies are abundant and prices are low.  Local supplies are lower and prices are higher.
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