Organic Greek fava beans (500g)
The fava bean is the quintessential Mediterranean food and during periods of fasting it is the ideal substitute for meat. Fava beans are extremely rich in nutrients, necessary for the proper function of our body.
Its consumption adds only few calories.
About 1/4 of a cup of fava beans provides the body with 10 to 19% of the necessary recommended amount of the above nutrients. Fava beans are also an excellent source of folate and manganese, as about ¼ cup of fava beans can provide us with 20% of the recommended amount needed for these nutrients.
It has great nutritional value. It is a food with a low content of saturated fat and cholesterol, it is a good source of vegetable fiber and vegetable protein. Due to the nutrients it contains, it helps the bowel function well, protects against colon cancer, and helps maintain sugar and cholesterol levels.
It contains no sodium and is a good source of potassium, making it an excellent food for people with high blood pressure. They are also rich in vitamins of the B complex, mainly folic acid and minerals such as iron, copper and magnesium, phosphorus, magnesium
Nutritional information per 100g. Energy: 317kcal - Fat: 1.69g. of which saturated: 0.60g Carbohydrates: 46.4g. of which sugars: 0g - Proteins: 28.9g. - Salt: 0.06g.
RECIPE Fava beans from lathuri
~ 500 gr. OLA BIO fava beans from lathuri,
~ ½ wine glass of olive oil • 1½ liters of cold water
~ 2 finely chopped onions • 2 lemons (their juice)
~ salt - freshly ground pepper
For the garnish
~ 1 sliced onion • oregano or thyme
~ olives or capers • lemon
Wash the fava beans in a colander and let them drain.
Put the fava beans and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
As soon as it starts to boil, skim it carefully.
Add the onions, salt, oil and let it boil and absorb all its water, (if it needs more water, add more), until it curdles and thickens well, for about 30', (depending on how hot it is).
Take it off the heat, pour the juice from one lemon and puree it with the stick or in the blender.
We serve it plain with a little olive oil, onion, oregano or thyme, lemon and olives, or mixed.