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SCIENTIFIC NAME: VICIA FABA
FRANCAIS: HARICOT DE FAVA
This tan, rather flat bean resembles a very large LIMA BEAN. It comes in a large pod that, unless very young, is inedible. Fava beans can be purchased dried, cooked in cans and, infrequently, fresh. If you find fresh fava beans, choose those with pods that aren't bulging with beans, which indicates age. Fava beans have a very tough skin, which should be removed by BLANCHING before cooking. They're very popular in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, can be cooked in a variety of ways and are often used in soups. Also called faba bean, broad bean and horse bean .
BLOOD TYPE DIET VALUES
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BLOOD TYPE A
BENEFICIAL: Contains component which either blocks polyamine synthesis or lowers indican levels.
- This food is Cancer SUPERBENEFICIAL for Type A
- This food is Diabetes SUPERBENEFICIAL for Type A
BLOOD TYPE B:
BLOOD TYPE AB:
AVOID: Contains lectin or other agglutinin.
BLOOD TYPE O
- This food is Cancer SUPERBENEFICIAL for Type O
- This food is Diabetes SUPERBENEFICIAL for Type O
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- This food can be a significant source of folate (186.48 mcgs per 1 cup.)
- This food can be a significant source of potassium (418.32 mgs per 1 cup.)
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