Eat your fresh favas as soon as possible. If you need to store them, keep them in a paper or open zip-top bag in your refrigerator for no more than 3-4 days.
Fava Beans are a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese, and a very good source of Folate.
- Favas — also known as Windsor beans, English beans, horse beans and pigeon beans — have long been diet staples in Asia, the Middle East, South America, North Africa and Europe.
- These ancient beans are one of the oldest cultivated plants and among the easiest to grow.
- They can be a lot of work!! But are well worth the effort. First, you string and shuck the beans, then parboil them before removing from a waxy coating.
- There is a hereditary condition, Favism, which causes an allergic-like reaction to fava or broad beans. Those with this disorder can develop hemolytic anemia by eating the beans, or supposedly even by walking through a field where the plants are flowering.