Fava bean (also known as broad bean ) is the third most important winter edible bean crop in the world. It has high nutritional value, and its protein content is 25%-35%. Fava beans are also rich in sugar, minerals, vitamins, calcium and iron. In addition, as a nitrogen-fixing crop, fava bean can convert molecular nitrogen in nature into nitrogen compounds, increasing soil nitrogen content.
Fava bean is one of the oldest crops, having been grown in China over 2,000 years. Its production in China ranks first in the world.
Fresh fava beans can be used as vegetables. There are many ways to cook, stir-fry, make soup, etc.