Fava or Haba Bean

Fava or Haba Bean - Antigua Guatemala

There is this bean, I have seen many times around the world. I am not sure where it originates however, it is normal in some countries. I for sure have eaten them in Thailand.

Food in my opinion or crops grown dramatically change over time. The world passes around crops and now I would never assume any food grown are native to the country.

This is a close-up of the Fava or Haba bean in Span terms, I do not know the name in English terms. I like these things, I thing they deep-fry them, however I am often debating whether to eat or not eat the little thin husk. I do both.

I purchased a small bag in the store for roughly one USA dollar, they removed the husk. I purchased in the market about 4 time the amount with the husk or cascas for 50 cents U.S. or 3 Quetzals here in Antigua Guatemala.

That is my new plate, I purchased two because normally it is nice to be prepared for friends. One place cost me about 25 cents U.S. I have been looking for the type of plastic that does not break for awhile. Since I am worried about my health, I cook more in my room as it is the only positive way to eat correctly.

Fava or Haba Bean


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According to the USDA, fava beans have 12g of protein per cup, palm hearts and corn both have 4g of protein per cup.

We eat faves here in Potugal in Soup!!

they look the same as the fried broad beans i eat in thailand.

They are the same as the Broad Beans of Thailand.

Glad to hear you are on that side of the world again. How are things going?

don't eat it too much. it can cause favism.

in scientific explanation: it can cause glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase thus affect hexose monophosphate pathway in our body system, in the same time NADPH for reduction glutathione will decrease. this will increase H2O2(oxidative agent which give damage to tissue) causing lysis of fragile red blood cell.
that's mean you will have haemolytic anemia.!!!!

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