Italian Fava Beans
Italian Fava Beans
Slow-Roasted Fava Beans, Garlic Confit (Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Herbs de Provence, Basil, Sea Salt
Made in a shared facility that processes Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Milk, and Soy
- Gluten Free
- High Protein
How do I eat Mighty Beans?
Keep a bag of Mighty Beans by your desk or in your bag for a protein packed pick-me-up snack when you're short on time. Or you can add them on top of your lunch, Mighty Beans add texture and a protein punch to dishes like salads, soups or other bowls. You can even make trail mixes with our crunchy snacks!
What are Fava Beans?
Fava Beans, also known as Broad Beans, are large, flat, green beans that come from the Vicia faba plant. They are one of the oldest cultivated crops and are popular in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. Fava Beans are known for their distinct earthy, slightly-sweet and nutty flavor.
Why are Fava Beans healthy?
Fava beans offer a range of health benefits due to their nutrient-rich composition:
- Rich in Protein: Fava Beans are a good source of plant-based protein
- Dietary Fiber: Fava Beans are high in dietary fiber, which is important for digestive health
- Nutrient Density: Fava Beans are packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins and minerals such as folate, manganese, copper, phosphorus, iron, potassium, and magnesium
- Folate Content: Fava Beans are particularly rich in folate (vitamin B9), a crucial nutrient for DNA synthesis and repair. Adequate folate intake is especially important for pregnant women, as it helps prevent neural tube defects in the developing fetus.
- Iron Source: Fava Beans contain iron, a vital component of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood
- Low in Fat: Fava Beans are relatively low in fat, making them a healthy choice for those watching their fat intake. The fat they do contain is primarily unsaturated, which is considered heart-healthy.
- Heart Health: The combination of fiber, folate, and other nutrients in Fava Beans can contribute to heart health
- Weight Management: The protein and fiber content in Fava Beans can promote a feeling of fullness, potentially reducing overall calorie intake
- Blood Sugar Regulation: The fiber content in Fava Beans may contribute to better blood sugar control