PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Fava Bean

A serving of fava beans packs 106% of the daily requirement of folates, important for preventing birth defects. Fava beans are also rich in iron, phosphorous, magnesium, and manganese.

Fava beans, sometimes called horse beans or broad beans (español: habas) come from a species of flowering plant in the Fabaceae pea and bean family. It is widely cultivated as a crop for human consumption. Eating these beans regularly may have benefits for symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, help prevent birth defects, boost immunity, aid weight loss and lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Recipe for Mexican Sopa de Habas

Nutrition: 3.5 oz (100 g) fava beans
calories 341
calcium 10% DV
carbohydrates 58.29 g
copper 41% DV
fat 1.53 g
fiber 25 g
folate 106% DV
iron 52% DV
magnesium 54% DV
manganese 77% DV
niacin 19% DV
phosphorous 60% DV
potassium 23% DV
protein 26.12 g
riboflavin 28% DV
selenium 12% DV
sodium 1% DV
thiamine 48% DV
zinc 33% DV
vitamin B6 28% DV
vitamin C 2% DV
vitamin K 9% DV
SOURCES: WIKIPEDIA / HEALTHLINE