Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | July 17, 2013

Fava or Broad Beans

IMG_7166-001  It was in the 16th century that fava beans came to the New World and they were planted by Spanish colonists in Central and South America.  The New World native beans (Phaseolus)which provided complementary protein for the indigenous peoples of North America, crossed the Atlantic at the same time as the fava beans and were well accepted by the Europeans who colonized North America.

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