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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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The wheat straw and faba bean aboveground residues were removed from the experimental plots and placed on the market for livestock.
Bean mainly secretes citrates [27], while lupins and faba beans mainly secrete malate [28].
crenata seeds were collected from infested faba bean field in 2006 at Shendi Research Station Farm, Agriculture Research Corporation (ARC) during the winter season.
Major viruses affecting faba bean (Vicia faba L.) in Yemen.
Combination effects of tillage systems and organic manures on some physiochemical properties of calcareous soil and faba bean productivity.
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.
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.
"To give an indication of the breadth of this diversity, the collection of barley, chickpea, faba bean, forages, lentils and wheat at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas gene bank in Syria, with which I was heavily involved in the 1970s and 1980s, conserves a staggering 135,000 varieties from over 110 countries.
These properties have been investigated for locust bean seed (OGUNJIMI et al., 2002), bean (PERLA et al., 2003), Africa oil bean seed (ASOEGWU et al., 2006), faba bean (ALTUNTAS; YILDIZ, 2007), barbunia bean (CETIN, 2007), soybean (KIBAR; OZTURK, 2008) and many others.
Fassil, "Symbiotic effectiveness and characterization of Rhizobium strains of faba bean (Viciafaba L.) collected from eastern and western Hararghe highlands of Ethiopia," Ethiopian Journal of Natural Resources, vol.