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Broad beans: Properties of these legumes rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins

 

The beans or beans  ( Vicia faba ) are delicious legumes , such as lentils , the chickpeas or tamarind that we provide many nutritional benefits and can taste fresh in delicious and healthy recipes cooking for a few months of the year.

Fava beans are one of the seasonal foods of spring .

Vicia faba is a legume, an annual climbing plant native to the Middle East whose fruit is elongated and thick pods, in which the seeds (broad beans) are found.

 

beans benefits Benefits of broad beans

They are rich in vegetable protein of excellent biological quality, they also have carbohydrates that give us energy, fiber that helps us regulate intestinal transit and their fat content is almost zero, so they turn out to be an excellent and very healthy food for people who are dieting to lose weight or watch their weight.

Thanks to their protein content, beans turn out to be an excellent food during the growth stage and for people who perform tasks with great muscle wasting, such as athletes .

As for the B group vitamins, including folic acid or B9 (essential during pregnancy and lactation), or B1 (also for pregnancy and lactation, periods of stress and depression).

 

Nutritional properties of broad beans

Beans nutritionally complete and are very nutritious because of its content in  vitamin A , of group B (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9), vitamin E and vitamin C . and for the minerals it possesses, highlighting in particular iron , calcium , phosphorus and potassium.

Fava beans contain:

    • Vitamins: C, A, E, B1, B2.
    • Minerals: Potassium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Calcium
    • Lecithin.
    • Hill.
    • Carbohydrates.
    • Proteins
    • Fiber.
    • Beta carotene.
    • Antioxidants
    • Zinc.
    • Chlorine
    • Copper.
    • Iodine
    • Manganese.

Fava beans are especially beneficial if …

The beans are vegetables that are highly recommended during all stages of our life and should be included in a balanced and varied diet.

Fava beans are especially beneficial to improve cases of anemia, cholesterol, hypertension, weight loss diets , and in general to maintain good health. .

Fava beans have a low glycemic index , being highly recommended for people with diabetes or who want to take care of blood sugar levels.

Even the flowers of beans are used medicinally for their diuretic and purifying action .

Its contribution in potassium makes these legumes especially beneficial for people with hypertension , poor blood circulation or suffering from fluid retention. .

With the phosphorus that beans provide us, it helps us maintain a healthy brain, it also provides greater physical resistance, as well as strong skin, teeth and bones .

Thanks to the fiber in beans, we improve intestinal transit, avoid constipation and help prevent diabetes and colon cancer.

Like other legumes, beans are a healthy and complete source of vegetable protein combined with cereals . .

Fresh lima beans, which are pale green or creamy white, are at their best in late spring and early summer. Its pods should be crisp and bright green; brown spots indicate decomposition. The tender beans, no thicker than a finger, are the richest and can be cooked and eaten with everything and the pod. Ripe lima beans, which have pods up to 12 inches long, should be shelled before cooking.

And did you also know that …? The cooking of the flowers of the beans has a purifying, diuretic and antirheumatic effect.

Enjoy delicious and healthy organic beans .

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