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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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A bustling, unvarnished bar-restaurant, Poco uses Hodmedod's fava beans to make silky hummus and crisp, airy felafel, just as the Egyptians do.
For the fava mousse: Using juicer, juice fava bean skins.
Total calories per serving: 68 Fat: 3 grams Carbohydrates: 8 grams Protein: 3 grams Sodium: 4 milligrams Fiber: 2 grams FRESH FAVA BEAN MOROCCAN SPREAD (3 cups or twelve 1/4-cup servings) I adapted this recipe from one that I saw in Paula Wolfert's The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen: Recipes for the Passionate Cook.
To serve: Drizzle plate with fava bean puree and pork jus.
Fava Bean Soup Water 2 cups shelled fava beans (see preceding), about 2 pounds in the pod 2 cups regular-strength chicken broth 1/2 cup whipping cream Salt and white pepper
Here's what you'll need:500 g of medium couscous1 kg of lamb meat4 carrots, peeled cut lengthwise3 turnips, peeled and cut lengthwise250g of fava beans, peeled2 medium squares of pumpkinSome roughly chopped cabbage2 zucchinis1 cup of chickpeas, tinned or soaked overnight2 tomatoes, grated1 onion, chopped1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro and parsley1 tablespoon of butter1 teaspoon of black pepper1 teaspoon of turmeric1 teaspoon of salt1 teaspoon of gingerPinch of saffron threads1/2 cup of olive oilEnough water (about 3 liters)Now you're ready to start cooking:In the couscous pot, put oil and onion, meat and cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat.Add grated tomatoes and chopped parsley and cilantro, stir, and let cook for another 5 minutes.
The Pappardelle came with fava bean ragu, mushrooms and Parmesan.
Also, look for classic fish soup, chicken, and lamb recipes, as well as Artichoke and Fava Bean Barigoule.
Examples: among the hardiest seeds is that of the lotus whose 2000-year-old seeds once discovered were successfully sprouted; the popular fava bean carries both good and bad news<--.it can cause favism (not good) and at the same time fight malaria (good).
Then the waiter will show up with a tray of freshly made hum-mus; parsley tahini dip; labneh; watercress salad; falafel; eggplant in yogurt; fava bean salad; fattoush salad of tomatoes, sumac and grilled pita; and steaming hot pita bread.
The latest heavy rainfall has sped up the ripening process, says farmer Adnan al-Mohammad, so that the country's fava bean harvesting has kicked off in the southern parts of the country.