Fava Beans - Knowledgebase Question

Oregon City, OR
Question by pasofino7
August 10, 1999
How do I prepare fava beans? Should they be blanched and frozen, dried or canned? Are they similar in taste to lima beans?

Answer from NGA
August 10, 1999


Fava beans are a good alternative to lima beans. You can harvest when the pods drop from their erect habit on the stem and droop down. Shell and cook as you would a green shell bean, or dry and use as a dried bean. Either way, their taste and texture is similar to lima beans.

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