What’s That Green Thing? Fava Beans?

FavaBeansFava beans: You might have seen this legume at the Everett Farmer’s Market and wondered what you could do with it?

Our answer: So many things! Shell them and use the beans inside in salads, stews or soups, add them to an herb-rich pesto or hummus or try them in a falafel or fritter recipe.

Fava beans are very high in protein and dietary fiber. Like other legumes, it is rich in folates and B vitamins. As for minerals, it is high in manganese, calcium, magnesium and is one of the highest plant-based sources of potassium. Heart healthy? It most definitely is.

Edlyn G D’Souza is a writer and the more she says that, the truer it becomes. She has her roots in Goa and Mumbai in India, where she worked as a journalist for 5 years. She now lives in Washington where she writes in her blog egeedee.com, draws cat stuff, never tires of seeing Mt Rainier and dreams about changing the world through her stories.