Egyptian Dried Fava Beans

Egyptian Dried Fava Beans

Artisan Specialty Foods

Origin: Middle East and India

Size: 10 pound


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SKU: 10170

Fava Beans, also known as "broad beans," are flat, green, oval beans that grow in large, inedible pods, with a translucent covering that should be removed before use. Dried, they are greenish-brown and have a meaty, starchy texture and a bold, earthy flavor.

Fava Beans are commonly found throughout the Middle East. Mash cooked, peeled Fava Beans with garlic, cumin, olive oil and lemon juice to make "ful," the national dish of Egypt. Fava beans are eaten all over the world in various ethnic cuisines, and have numerous culinary applications. When in season, the beans are popular to eat fresh in everything from salads and dips to sautés, pasta dishes and soups. Dried fava beans can be used in many of the same applications. Fava beans are pureed with olive oil and served with bitter greens in the Southern Italian region of Puglia. Whole, unpeeled, cooked Fava Beans can be roasted, spiced and eaten as a snack, a common practice in East Asia. Add to stews, especially those including lamb, a favorite partner for Fava Beans.

High in protein and fiber, as well as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and iron.

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Egyptian Dried Fava Beans

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