For over 5,000 years, fava beans, also known as broad beans, have been a staple in many cultures all over the world. During the early Bronze Age, Mesopotamian farmers began cultivating fava beans, and their fame quickly spread. It wasn't long before fava beans were being enjoyed all across the globe. Fava beans have a buttery texture and a lovely, nutty flavor. Similar to lima beans in taste and texture, they are one of the most flavorful and meaty beans around. They are also a good source of fiber, protein and iron. Bob's Red Mill Fava Beans have been naturally blanched to remove the unsavory skins.
Fava beans are fantastic in appetizers, omelets, soups, casseroles, salads, stuffed in chicken, mashed into dips or spreads and tossed with pasta. See the back of this package for our recipe for Fava Bean Dip, flavored with cilantro, mint and lemon.
Customer Reviews 3 item(s)
- Best quality
I use these 1 part blanched fava to 4 parts dried organic garbanzos ground dry in a vitamix then add fresh garlic, parsley and sea salt and herbs and a pinch of baking soda to make an instant GF falafel mix adding water to the mix and letting it set for 20 minutes then frying patties or balls til golden. Everyone raves and wants more. Wish Red Mill would make a handy organic pre-made Falafel mix GF for sale.
- Incorrect cooking directions on bag
- I followed the cooking instructions on the package. I did not soak the beans, but put them in a pot 1 cup of beans to 3 cups of water. Brought to a boil, cover, turn down to simmer. I cooked for 1 hour and beans are still very hard.
- Excellent product.
- I bought a bag of these beans to try a traditional Egyptian falafel recipe by Claudia Roden. The recipe calls for soaking the favas for 24 hours, then pureeing to a paste in the food processor with the other ingredients. No cooking the beans. I was a skeptic but these beans performed beautifully, pureed to a velvety paste and tasted wonderful. I'm about to order several bags so I can make it whenever the craving strikes. Thanks for such a high-quality, hard-to-find product.
- Nutritional Info
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (40g) dry
Servings Per Container: 14
Amount Per Serving % Daily
ValueCalories140Calories from Fat5
Total Fat0.5 g1 %Saturated Fat0 g0 %Trans Fat0 g0 %Cholesterol0 mg0 %Sodium5 mg0 %Total Carbohydrate23 g8 %Dietary Fiber10 g40 %Sugars1 gN/AProtein10 g20 %
Vitamin A0 %Vitamin C0 %Calcium4 %Iron15 %
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
blanched, skinned fava beans*Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk