Broad bean

(Vicia faba)

15 to 22 cms long green bean. The broad bean contains between 6 and 7 edible seeds, which are large, compressed and purple or white in colour.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Fava
Spanish: Haba
English: Broad bean

Category

Vegetable

Family

Commercial: Garden produce fruit
Scientific: Papilonàcia

Varieties

Aiguadolça, Muchamiel

Nutritional value

64 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

200-250 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

Broad bean

The main growers of the broad bean are Morrocco, China, Peru and Spain (Múrcia, Badajoz, Alicante, Valencia, Almeria, Jaén, Barcelona, Granada, Castellón, Tarragona).

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