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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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Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and add the broad beans. Boil for 2 mins, then drain and allow to cool for a couple of mins.
Add the thyme, garlic, peas, broad beans and butter and cook for a further two minutes.
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.
Their weekly production is over 300 kilograms of broad beans.
oThe conference discussed a paper on the scientific discovery we have recently made and which was published in the US medical journal about the therapeutic potential of broad beans in preventing epileptic fits,o he said.
fabae were collected from East Anglia, England at a mean date of June 3 (with standard error of 4.8 days) from either broad bean (n = 57) or fat hen (Chenopodium album) (n = 20) [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
Believing as they did in the transmigration of the soul after death from one species of life to another, animal or vegetable depending on the owner's spiritual state of health, the Egyptians considered the broad bean a more than likely candidate for temporary residence.
INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4) 300g fresh broad beans (shelled weight) 300g cherry tomatoes, quartered and deseeded 100ml extra virgin olive oil, plus a little extra to serve 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 20 fresh basil leaves, plus a few extra to garnish 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped (optional) 300g spaghetti 100g mild goat's cheese, diced salt and freshly ground black pepper METHOD: 1.
BROAD BEAN RELISH .INGREDIENTS: 250g broad beans peeled; 50g grated Parmesan; 100ml white wine vinegar; 25g sugar; 50g shallots finally diced; 5g garlic finally diced METHOD: Put the white wine into a pan with the sugar and reduce to a syrup.
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.
Broad bean soup (serves 4-6) Ingredients 450g broad beans ' litre chicken stock 1 level teaspoon sugar 1 level tablespoon cornflour Dash of water 150ml cream 40g butter Sea salt, pepper Crme fraiche Chopped chives You will need a liquidiser, sieve and pan Method 1.