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Future 50 Foods

Broad beans


Also known as fava beans, or imidumbe locally, broad beans are the little green wonders that can add a wholesome and natural kick to a long list of dishes. With a sweet, grassy taste and a buttery texture, this bountiful bean is rich in protein, fibre, iron, B2, B3, B5, potassium, zinc and other minerals.

Once boiled, broad beans make a great protein and fibre packed addition to risottos, soups, stews and frittatas. They are also great served as a scrumptious side dish, seasoned beautifully with rosemary, thyme and pepper.

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