Being an avid traveler I have always been perceptive of different foods and snacks in every country I visited. Making friends around the world I was amazed at the variation of the fava bean being roasted and flavored differently on every continent. The British batter and fry them, the Italians flavor them with different cheeses, South Americans simply use salt and on and on. I have taken these recipes and collaborated with many to design our own process and flavorings to introduce this unknown bean and showcase it in its most fanciful state. Thus creating the Fancy Fava trimmed like a belt, dressed up for its American debut.
This snack is crunchy, tasty, flavorful and healthy. Who would have known this ancient bean had so much to offer. Packed with protein, high in fiber, low glycemic, no trans-fat no artificial flavors, and no cholesterol, make it a super healthy snack you will want to keep eating! They are FAVA-LICIOUS®.
Our Roasted Crunchy Fava Beans are hand selected and hand trimmed to form that fancy belt of the husk in the middle, which also aids in keeping the bean whole. Thus, we call them the Fancy Fava. Next they are lightly roasted in palm oil and seasoned with your favorite flavors in small batches to insure quality and freshness. Keep on the lookout for new flavors being released.
Broad beans have a long tradition of cultivation in Old World agriculture, being among the most ancient plants in cultivation and also among the easiest to grow. Along with lentils, peas, and chickpeas, they are believed to have become part of the eastern Mediterranean diet around 6000 BC or earlier. They are still often grown as a cover crop to prevent erosion, because they can overwinter and as a legume, they fix nitrogen in the soil.
The broad bean has high plant hardiness; it can withstand harsh and cold climates. Unlike most legumes, the broad bean can be grown in soils with high salinity, as well as in clay soil. However, it does prefer to grow in rich loams.
In much of the English-speaking world, the name “broad bean” is used for the large-seeded cultivars grown for human food, while “horse bean” and “field bean” refer to cultivars with smaller, harder seeds (more like the wild species) used for animal feed, though their stronger flavor is preferred in some human food recipes, such as falafel. The term “fava bean” (from the Italian fava, meaning “broad bean”) is used in some English-speaking countries such as the US, but “broad bean” is the most common name in the UK and Australia and New Zealand.
Fava beans provide similar nutritional benefits as common beans. Fava beans are used in a variety of Mediterranean and Chinese dishes.
There’s just something about snacking. Today’s global consumers are searching the shelves for surprising new snack foods that satisfy their cravings for flavor and sustaining energy. As a result, today’s snack foods have to do more. They need to have healthier attributes, more unique inclusions and more interesting textures that break free from the ordinary. So it’s no wonder Nuttee™ Beans roasted Fancy Fava Beans are successfully making their way into countless new snack foods all over the world. Snacks shouldn’t just be OK — they have to be absolutely crave-inducing. The type that make you shamelessly shake every crumb and scrape every ounce from the bag.
Our mission is to accomplish this with Nuttee Bean Co.™ Whole Roasted Fava Beans with more to come!
It’s a Real Revolution in Snacking. Having a snack attack? Have the crunchiest, tastiest and healthiest snack now on the shelves.