Fava Beans

With their rich, meaty flavor, fava beans are the true stars of the legume family. Much of the joy of fava beans comes from their versatility. The fava bean is actually an old-world tradition that is growing in popularity with knowledgeable cooks in today’s kitchens.

  • Low in in fat with no cholesterol
  • High in protein, iron and fiber
  • When choosing fresh beans, find pods that are firm and without markings.
  • The pods will look a little like giant green beans, long and plump, varying slightly in length, with some bronzing on the outside of the pod.
  • The pods should be heavy, with just a hint of the rounded beans inside.
  • To store fava bean pods, place in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator for five to seven days.
  • Store cooked and peeled fava beans in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Growing &Harvest

The mild climate of the central coast of California makes for the perfect growing conditions. Ocean Mist Farms fava beans are known for their outstanding quality and the seasonal May through November growing season is highly anticipated.  Fava beans are harvested at their peak of freshness, when they are tender, yet crisp.