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Broad Beans

Broad beans are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables known to man. They have been eaten as a staple food since medieval times. Broad beans are a member of the Legume family. Thick fleshy pods protect the edible seeds. Broad beans are a source of protein and carbohydrate whilst low in fat, which makes them an ideal choice for vegetarian and low fat recipes. They are also a source of fibre, Vitamin C, folic acid, pantothenic acid, Vitamin A and niacin.

Health Benefits
  • A source of folate which contributes to normal function of the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
  • A source of vitamin C
  • High in vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) which contributes to normal mental performance.
  • Naturally low in fat
  • Naturally high in fibre
  • A high protein food as 43% of its calories come from protein.


Nutritional Information
         Per 100g (raw)        
Calories   48kcal  
Protein   5.1g  
Carbohydrate   5.6g  
Fat   0.8g  
Fibre   5.4g  

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