Favas are one of the highest nitrogen fixing crops. This improves fertility of the soil, reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer for other crops. Favas for the Future! – Hailey Jefferies

The fava bean, also known as Vicia Faba or faba beans, is a species of flowering plant in the pea and bean family, Fabarceae, originating from Northern Africa. This legume is known as one of the top high-folate foods, along with spinach, lentils, and chickpeas. They’re also a great source of fibre, protein, iron and magnesium, and are naturally gluten-free. They’re relatively light in flavour, low in calories, and contain complex carbohydrates so they help balance blood sugars and keep us feeling full longer.

How to Enjoy:

Sautéed and added to salads or rice dishes

In a soup

In baking recipes, like these gingersnap cookies

In granola

On Toast

Canadian Brands we Love:

Prairie Fava

 

This post is part of our series Superfoods to Enjoy with Yoso that highlights some of our favourite healthy, nutrient rich, superfood ingredients to enjoy with our dairy-free products.