Category Dry pulses
Seasonal period: March, April, May, June

The broad bean is the seed of the fruit of the broad bean plant, the Vicia faba.

It is typical from the Middle East, but it has been cultivated in Mediterranean countries for millennia. Its cultivation has been extended to zones with a warm climate all over the world. Its peculiar taste can be enjoyed during the spring, when they can be eaten fresh.

Its nutritional value varies depending on whether the broad bean is fresh or dried. The seed contains carbohydrates, proteins, phosphorous, magnesium and iron, but these components are more abundant in the dried bean. The dried legumes, such as chickpeas and lentils, have a high protein value, even higher than meat sometimes (between 19 and 25g every 100g). However, the nutritional quality of this protein is lower.

Fresh broad beans are better preserved in the fridge or in a fresh and dry place protected from the light and moisture. If they are dry, there is no problem to storage them. It is enough to keep them in a fresh and dry place.

Nutritional information (0.1 kg)
Fiber 4.2 g
Saturates 0.05 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Calcium 23.0 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Zinc 0.7 mg
Vitamin A 42.0 ug
Vitamin C 24.0 g
Folic acid 78.0 ug
Salt (Sodium) 0.0 mg
Sugars 0.8 g
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