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broad bean

1. an erect annual Eurasian bean plant, Vicia faba, cultivated for its large edible flattened seeds, used as a vegetable
2. the seed of this plant
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broad bean

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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To make the 10% broad bean porridge, 10 g broad bean flour was mixed with 63 g barley and 27 g maize flour so that the ratio of barley and maize was not changed.
In the retail market, each kilogram of broad beans usually costs LL7,000.
The two Sudanese scientists agreed in research on the treatment of epilepsy using plant extracts, to conduct joint research to decide the anti-convulsant substance in broad beans that prevents convulsions.
And where did the broad bean fit into his scheme of things?
Place a blob of the broad bean relish on the plate and drizzle with sauce.
Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 3 courgettes, grated 1 lemon, zest only 60ml/4tbsp olive oil 2 tail end pieces salmon fillet, about 900g/2lb each, pin boned with skin left on For the salsa verde: 100g/ 31/2oz baby broad beans, cooked and podded 4tbsp flat leaf parsley 2tbsp fresh mint leaves 2 garlic cloves, crushed 99g jar capers, drained and rinsed 200ml/7fl oz olive oil METHOD 1 Pre-heat the oven to 200degC/ 400F/ Gas 6.
Next summer may seem a long way off as the garden starts its journey through autumn and into the depths of winter, but think ahead to the warming days of May and June - and the prospect of harvesting tender broad beans and succulent young peas.
Lovely broad beans and sugar snap peas are one of those special signs of summer just like strawberries," said Paul Palmer, chef lecturer for professional cookery at Coleg Morgannwg, Rhydyfelin.
Peas and broad beans can also be sown in October and November, provided you choose a sunny, sheltered spot.
Dig in: From left, broad bean salad with pecorino and asparagus; grilled figs with ricotta and thyme honey, and sea bass with olive salsa and courgettes.
Unlike the runner bean, the broad bean will, however, withstand moderate frost.