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A legume member of the pea family with very large pods and beans. A very hardy plant that's easy to grow. Beans and leaves are edible. There have been times in history where all crops failed except beans, which kept the population from starvation. They have so much protein, they are called the meat of the poor. Highly nutritious and full of many essential nutrients required by the body. One of the main foods around the world for 5000 years, especially the mediterranean Greeks and Romans. Fava beans have the highest amount of L-dopa of any plant. L-dopa, a brain neurotransmitter, helps control hypertension and Parkinsons disease and stimulates the pituitary gland to produce Human Growth Hormone (HGH) -the most powerful anti aging substance known that keeps everything working smoothly in your body like when you were a teenager. HGH Improves athletic performance, strength, muscle mass. Fava beans help women with hormone issues, PMS, menopause. Since the pituitary gland controls the entire endocrine system, it also affects thyroid, sex hormones, adrenals (energy), immune system. Contains vitamin B17, known as the cancer-beating vitamin. Protects against malaria. Very high in fiber and oliosaccharides. Favas have potassium which helps maintain blood pressure and regulate the heart. Lots of vitamin A for healthy skin, good vision and bone development. Helps lower LDL- bad cholesterol. A small handful has TEN GRAMS of protein. Low fat content helps bodybuilders stay lean while gaining muscle. Want natural growth hormones? Eat Fava beans! Start easy to test one or two because a few unhealthy people might have a bad allergic reaction known as favism. I have a raw food fava bean recipe in my book Heal Yourself 101 that I eat all the time.
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On day 42, the soils with faba bean residues were in the lower part of the plot, whereas the control soils and those with white lupin residues were in the upper part.
Field experiments were carried out in newly cultivated lands under loamy soil conditions in Herbal Garden of Jamia Hamdard at New Delhi during October- November of 2006 to study the effect of bio and chemical fertilizer on the growth, productivity and biochemical aspects of Faba bean.
Rochester I J, Peoples, MB, Constable GA, Gault RR (1998) Faba beans and other legumes add nitrogen to irrigated cotton cropping systems.
Protein contents in faba bean varies significantly (27-34%) in different genotypes (Duc, 1997; Haciseferogullari et al.
In a study involving chickpea and faba bean production in northern NSW during two seasons in the 1990s, Schwenke et al.
A new, disease-resistant variety of faba bean has been released by Ethiopian and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) scientists, that is helping Yeshewalul and his fellow farmers see good bean harvests once more.
The faba bean, Vicia faba, is among the oldest domesticated crops and is grown worldwide for food, feed, and forage.
Status of coleopteran insects infesting faba bean in Tunisia with emphasis on population dynamics and damage of Bruchus rufimanus (Chrysomylidae).
The evaluated dietary protein sources were: SBM (48% crude protein [CP]) and micronized-dehulled faba bean (Vicia faba var.
The study investigates faba bean and lupin seeds when used alone or in combination as protein supplements for growing lambs, and their effects on growth, carcass characteristics, and hematological traits.
Therefore, the prime objective of this study is to investigate the effects of exogenous proline on growth and to asses several key components of ROS and to explore the possible biochemical mechanisms of oxidative stress tolerance in faba bean plant grown under drought stress.