Fava beans

A condition known as favism renders fava beans inedible to those afflicted by it. It is most common in countries where malaria is prevalent as people with favism tend to have a higher resistance to malaria.

According to European folklore, fava beans should be planted on Good Friday for good luck. However, in Italy fava beans are best planted on All Souls Day for good luck.

In Egypt fava beans are used to make falafel and ful medames. In Greece, the broad bean is called koukia and the word fava actually refers to yellow split peas. In ancient Rome, the fava bean was prepared as food for the dead during the annual Lumeria festival.

Fava beans are rich in folate and a good source of fiber, protein, phosphorus, manganese and copper.

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Season: Winter
Sabbat: Samhain

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