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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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Lithourgidis and Dordas (2010) stated that intercropping of field bean with wheat improved forage dry matter, percentage of dry matter, crude protein, water soluble carbohydrates and neutral detergent fiber content compared with bean and wheat sole crop.
Keywords: Sweetpotato, field bean, Land Equivalent Ratio, intercropping, mineral concentration, soil chemical properties
Field bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an annual crop characterized by trifoliate leaves and white or purple flowers.
Other investigations showed the failure of yield primary components as selection criteria yield due to compensation for each other and improvement in one of them may lead to the deterioration of the other, John and Schmidet [9] in winter wheat and Adams [2] in field beans.
Problems and potentials of field beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Latin America.
A similar large range of differences in correlation coefficients and slopes for two different environments were obtained by Hegarty (1977) for field beans. These results suggested that environmental factors may affect the field emergence-conductivity relationship.
Studies on pollination and fertilization in the field bean (Vicia faba L.).
Contract notice: Acquisition of a combine harvester for the micro test plots harvest cereals, field beans, peas, soya and sunflower.
All of the products in this line are grain free; the carbohydrate sources used include peas, lentils, field beans, potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, and parsnips, depending on the formula.
Another project being carried out with the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) and Frontier Agriculture aims to analyse field beans for the presence of specific pest and larval damage.