Fava Beans
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Fava Beans From Barry Farm Foods
Fava / Haba Beans

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List of Ingredients

Broad beans (fava beans), 
mature seeds, raw

Fava beans are one of the oldest broad beans whose history is traced back as much as 8000 years or more.  Along with other lentils, they became part of the diet in the eastern Mediterranean as far back as 6000 BC.  They're even used as a cover crop to help prevent erosion of the soil and they add nutrients to the soil at the same time.

Fava beans are used in Sichuan cuisine in China, fried for a crunchy snack and are a breakfast dish in Arab countries.

This tan, rather flat bean resembles a very large lima bean.  

Strong and distinctive flavor used frequently in Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin cooking.

The difference between the Fava and the Haba beans is simple, Fava beans

still have the green skin 

and Habas (Fava) Fava Beans have the skin removed.

 

RECIPE

FAVA BEAN PITAS:

2 c. cooked fava beans* 
1 clove garlic, peeled 
1 t sea salt *
1 fresh tomato, finely chopped
1-2 scallions, chopped
Juice from 1 large lemon
1/8 c olive oil 
Pita bread
Alfalfa sprouts and Feta cheese optional

Heat bean in liquid to boiling. Mash garlic and salt into a paste in medium bowl. Add tomato and scallions to bowl. Drain hot beans, reserving few tablespoons of cooking liquid. Add beans and liquid to bowl. Add Lemon juice and olive oil to moisten everything. Stir and adjust seasoning.
     Warm pita bread in microwave. Then cut in half and open to make pockets to insert Fava mix. Sprinkle with alfalfa sprouts and/or feta cheese.
*These products are available from www.barryfarm.com

NutritionFacts
per serving: 1/4 cup
makes 1 servings
Amount per serving
Calories132
Calories from fat5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.6g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 5mg0%
Total
Carbohydrate 21.9g
7%
Dietary Fiber 9.4g38%
Protein 9.8g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
3.8% of calories from Fat
66.5% from Carbohydrates
29.7% from Protein