Broad Beans, also known as Fava, Faba or Horse Beans are flatish legumes that enjoy popularity in many countries around the world. Their preparation can be a bit of a process, but when they’re in season, it’s worth it.
While especially high in fibre and iron, they also contain good levels of phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A and thiamin.
They also have high concentraions of an amino acid known as L-dopa (dopamine), a neurotransmitter in the brain, helping us to feel good!
A little warning though, they can be toxic to some people with favism, caused by an inherited blood enzyme deficiency, mostly of Mediterranean descent.
Preparation: 15 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Quantity: 4 small salads