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Fava Beans aka Broad Beans, Pigeon Beans & Field Beans

Fava beans are a versatile and delicious legume that have been a part of our culture for thousands of years. Originally grown in North Africa and South East Asia as early as 6000 B.C. the fava bean is also celebrated in the cuisine of the Mediterranean and southern Europe, especially Italy, Greece and Portugal A plant that’s been a part of our diet and culture for so long is going to have a few nicknames, so fava beans, technically the vicia faba are also known in English as pigeon beans, horse beans, Windsor beans, field, bell, tic beans or simply as broad beans. Continue »