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Fava (Beans)

ORIGIN & VARIETIES
Fava or Broad beans originated in Noth Africa and the Mediterranean basin thousands of years ago. Prized for their nutritional properties they may be the cause of an allergy called "Favism" issued from the bean and pollen of this genus. 

 

HEALTH BENEFITS

SUPER RICH In vitamins and minerals these beans contain iron, manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium, calcium, potassium and vitamins B9, B1, B2, B5 B6 & E.

PLANT PROTEINS Dense, meaty and delicious, Broad beans are a great plant protein source, happy veggies!

HEART HEALTH A good source of fiber, Broad beans lower cholesterol levels. 
Also rich in antioxidants, folic acid, vitamin B6 and magnesium, they help lower levels of homocysteine which in high levels cause heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular diseases.

DIABETES The high fiber content in Broad beans stabilises sugar levels and prevents spikes so are great for diabetes candidates, people with high insulin levels or hypoglycemia.

FIGHT A COLD SORE Broad beans contain Lysine, an amino acid we do not produce ourselves which helps fight a vulnerable immune system and cold sores. Try a Broad bean hummus for a change!

PARKINSON Broad beans naturally contain an amino acid called L-DOPA, a substance usually found in medicine treating Parkinson's disease. A daily intake of Broad beans will improve the symptoms of the disease. 

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