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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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Until recently, broad beans were not grown as a vegetable but as a cattle food.
Broad beans are probably the most popular autumn sown crop, and "Aquadulce Claudia" a firm favourite.
I hope that even broad bean haters might enjoy them in this tasty, healthy spring salad, which also makes the most of the best asparagus there is, bang in season now.
I've bored you all before about my particular obsession with broad beans and how they must be not only podded, but then liberated from their purplish-green outer shell, to avoid not only a foul cooking odour (I always think of school dinners), but a barely-digestible, wrinkly grey coat that does the poor little things absolutely no favours at all.
And be warned, for some people raw broad beans can provoke a serious allergic reaction.
Savour the sweetness of sugar snaps in this no-cook pesto soup; enjoy both crispy green haricot beans in a light summer salad and earthy flavoured broad beans mixed with peppers, basil and garlic in this main course Mediterranean-style chicken.
1lb/450g frozen baby broad beans, podded weight or frozen ?
Pea and broad bean salad with pea shoots and radish (serves four ) Ingredients:140g fresh peas, 200g frozen broad beans, 75g pea shoots, 30g English radish.
TASTE OF SUMMER Above, Warm Green Bean, Halloumi and Potato Salad with Olives; far left, Sweet Eve Strawberries with Pink Lady Apple Sorbet, and Salmon en Croute with a Runner Bean and Broad Bean Remoulade
Don't pull out the roots; the broad bean plant has the ability to extract nitrogen form the air which is stored in the roots and this is an instant form of free nitrogen fertilizer for your soil for next year.
BROAD BEAN AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO SALAD WITH GRIDDLED LAMB Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10-15 minutes Ingredients: 600g podded broad beans 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 small clove garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for cooking cutlets 30g sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped 2 tablespoons shredded mint leaves 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley 8-12 lamb cutlets Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method: 1.
Eat Enlightened developed seven delicious vegan flavors of Roasted Broad Bean Crisps: Sea Salt, Garlic & Onion, Wasabi, Sriracha, Mesquite BBQ, Cocoa Dusted, and Sweet Cinnamon.