Add some spring to your plate with the buttery textured, nutty-flavored fava bean! Once shucked and blanched, these beans will be slightly reminiscent of lima beans and can be enjoyed raw, sautéed, boiled, or mashed.
Fresh from the farmers' market is best for fresh-picked flavor. You'll buy them in shell, so when you get ready to cook them, either roast in the shell or remove the pod and the waxy covering around each bean, to steam or saute.
Favas are high in fiber, iron, and even protein, making these scrumptious veggies nutrition superheroes. They contain the amino acid L-dopa (dopamine) which helps boost your mood and decrease depression. Why wouldn’t you include these delicious veggies in your diet?
Look for plump, unbroken, unblemished beans.
Place unshelled beans in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator produce bin. They will stay fresh for up to one week.