Fava beans are a species of bean native to north Africa and southwest Asia, and extensively cultivated elsewhere. Fava beans are low in fat, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, an excellent source of fiber, folate, and manganese, and a good source of vitamin B1, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. They can be used similarly to chick peas, making them great for hummus, in wraps, stir-fries and more! Try our Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Fava Beans!
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