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Fava Beans are one of the oldest plants under cultivation, and they were eaten in Ancient Greece and Rome.  Fava Beans are a member of the Pea family.  They are popular in Mediterranean cuisine.  They have a distinct flavor and a creamy texture that makes them a great addition to a wide variety of dishes.

Growing Area
Warmer climates
Handling and Storage
Fava Beans should be shelled, peeled, and cooked before eating.  The outer peel is very woody in texture (although it is technically edible).  Fava Beans are commonly steamed, or added to soups and pastas.
Common Names
Bread Beans; Pigeon Beans
Availability
Available frozen year round; available fresh in the summer time (peak: July).

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