Broad Beans / Fava Beans / Lima Beans / Butter Beans

Scientific Name :

Vicia Faba / Phaseolus Lunatus

Medicinal Value :

Rich in potassium which can have beneficial effects on blood pressure, high soluble fiber can have beneficial effects on cholesterol, fiber may help to lower cancer risk. Best for blood sugar, Cholesterol, constipation, digestive disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis and treatment of skin warts as it can produce antibodies which protects against viruses.

Nutrient Value :

Good source of dietary fiber, protein, phosphorus, copper, manganese and a very good source of folate. This beans has very low saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. it is iron-rich beans

Culinery and Other Values :

Many preparations for fava beans in Greece, mostly all falling under the category of stews and casseroles. Usually, they are cooked up together with other spring staples, such as artichokes and fresh peas.

Glossary :

  • English : Broad Beans / Fava Beans / Lima Beans / Butter Beans
  • Tamil : Avaraikai / Mochai / Mocha Paruppu
  • Malayalam : Amarakka / Amarakkaya / Amarapayar / Amara
  • Telugu : Pedda Chikkudu / Anamulu
  • Kannada : Chapparadavare / Avrekai / Avare
  • Hindi : Spem / Papdi / Bakla / Lablab Beans / Val
  • Bengali : Sheem / Makhan Sim / Sim
  • Gujarati : Valpapdi / Papdi / Fafda Papdi
  • Konkani : Vaisambel
  • Marathi : Ghewda / Valpapdi
  • Oriya : Shimba / Baragudi
  • Kashmiri : Moang