Fava bean contains a large amount of protein - 26% of high biological quality, a lot of carbohydrates in the form of starch (7.5%) and low fat (1.5%).

Vitamins predominate among vitamins. B1, folic acid and vit. C. Of the minerals, iron is the most abundant in beans - almost the same amount as in meat. The use of iron allows a relatively high amount of vit. C.

From a health point of view, fava bean consumption is recommended for anemia (iron deficiency anemia), as it promotes blood formation, during pregnancy, for athletes, people after infectious diseases and after operations. Fava bean is recommended for anyone who has a problem with water retention. So if we are bothered by swelling or waterlogged body tissue, let's try to prepare some excellent dishes together, the main actor of which will be the fava bean.


  • Wash them in warm water and soak in cold water for 24 hours.

    The next day, drain the water and rinse again and boil in cold water with the addition of anti-smoke spices, such as marjoram, thyme, satureja, algae.

    After bringing to the boil, turn down the heat and cook under the lid until it is completely soft and season with salt shortly before cooking.