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Kitchen Dictionary: fava bean

Pronounced: FAH-vuh

A tan flat bean which looks like an overgrown lima bean. The large pod is inedible, unless very young. Habas are dried fava beans with the skins removed.

plural: fava beans


Season: available year-round

How to select: Available dried, canned or fresh. Choose fresh fava beans that are not bulding with beans.

How to prepare: Blanch them first to remove the tough, inedible outer shell.

Matches well with: bacon, butter, cilantro, cream, garlic, ham, leeks, lemon, mushrooms, olive oil, parsley, Pecorino cheese, rosemary, sage, salt, savory, spinach, thyme, vinaigrette

Substitutions: fava beans = baby lima beans = soybeans

More Fava Bean Recipes
Popular Fava Bean Recipes
Egyptian Fava Bean Dip (Foul Mudammes)
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Herby Fava Bean Picnic Dip

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 181
Calories from Fat 5 (2%)
Total Fat 0.6g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1159mg 48%
Potassium 619mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 31.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9.5g 37%
Sugars 9.5g
Protein 14.0g 28%

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