On the 1st of October I showed a photo of how tall our Broad beans ( faba beans in some parts of the world ) had grown. We have been eating them for some time. Folk seem to love or hate them. We obviously love them....BUT young and tender ones! If I ever buy frozen ones in the OFF season I always peel them so only the green inside is left.( time consuming )
We now are in the fortunate position of having lots to pick almost daily. I have "been," doing some research on Bbeans and am glad to find they are a good source of Vitamin A , C, folate; Thiamin ( B1 ) iron and phosphorus; have no bad cholesterol and are good for the heart. Apparently when eaten with either grains, nuts or seeds they form a complete hi fibre vegetable protein.( same reason baked beans on toast are good for us ! )
I conclude therefore they are good for us.....this fresh even better. We eat them podded and briefly boiled; this small there is no nasty leathery grey skin . Earlier on we were eating the whole small pods and leaf tips.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May...
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