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Fava Beans

The fava bean (also called the broad bean and horse bean) is one of the oldest and easiest beans to grow. They are typically green-gray in color. They are a staple in the diet of old Mediterranean civilizations. Fava beans can be used as a cover crop as well.

Origin:

Mediterranean

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: SEEDS: Plant outdoors when the soil has dried out from winter storms, or plant indoors in a pot a month prior to moving them outdoors.

Fall: SEEDS: Plant outdoors at any date only in mild Mediterranean weather.

Preferred Growing Climate: Mild Mediterranean

Planting Depth: 1-2?

Plant Spacing: 6-8?

Days to Germinate: 7-14 days

Days to Harvest: 70-80 days

In Season:

Summer

Pairs Well With:

Salad, bread (as a spread), asparagus, salmon

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per 100 grams

Calories: 111

% Daily Value*

Total fat: 0.9 g ? ?1%

Saturated fat: 0.1 g ? ?0%

Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4 g

Monounsaturated fat: 0.1 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg ? ?0%

Sodium: 32 mg ? ?1%

Potassium: 418 mg ? ?11%

Total Carbohydrate: 22 g ? ?7%

Dietary fiber: 9 g ? ?36%

Sugar: 12 g

Protein: 10 g ? ?20%

Vitamin A: 8% ? ?Vitamin C: 7%

Calcium: 4% ? ?Iron: 11%

Vitamin D: 0% ? ?Vitamin B-6: 5%

Vitamin B-12: 0% ? ?Magnesium: 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.