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Fava Bean

Fava beans need to be taken out of the pod, blanched, and then the skin removed. Baby Fava Beans can be used similar to a Green Bean. Purée and use for a spread or use in a salad, Risotto, or pasta dish. There are many types of fresh beans and the best substitutes for fresh fava beans is Edamame, Garbanzo Bean, and English Pea.

Alternative Names

Broad Bean, Faba Bean, Habas, Horse Bean

Category

Fresh Legume

Origin

Mediterranean

Flavor

Grassy, Sweet-Slightly, Vegetal

Texture

Mealy, Starchy, Tender

Prep Methods

Mash/Purée, Peel

Cooking Method

Blanch, Roast, Steam

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