Broad Beans themselves are a legume. They are not a peanut or a tree nut. Once they are roasted they have a similar texture and flavor of a nut. So by themselves they are non-allergenic. We produce and manufacture in a facility that is peanut free and nut free. So, we are a NON-NUT facility.
We follow strict guidelines that require our machinery be washed and sanitized before and after each time we make our roasted fava beans. These procedures are called Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
We also perform random and scheduled tests during production and packaging to insure that we are gluten free as well as monitor other allergens.
These processes are in place to ensure no cross-contamination of any allergen in our plant.
Natural has come under a lot of scrutiny lately.
We are a completely natural product. The bean is natural and we use only natural flavors. We don’t use any artificial flavors, fillers or preservatives that are found in a lot of snack foods.
We have sourced our beans from the highest quality producers we can find.
Certified Gluten Free:
Gluten is one of the top ten allergens defined by the FDA. There are certain standards for meeting Gluten Free.
The U.S. standard for Gluten Free is 20 ppm. (parts per million) Our testing has found that we are totally Gluten Free. 3rd party certification like GFCO is 10 ppm.
We are in process of working on our 3rd party certification now.
See below link for more info on certification and guidelines.
NO Trans Fat:
Trans Fat is another buzzword currently on top of the list. Nuttee Bean™ roasted Fava beans have no trans fat.
Trans Fat has been linked to possibly increase the risk of coronary heart disease. So by decreasing trans fat in your diet which could increase HDL the good cholesterol and decrease the bad LDL can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
By Mayo Clinic Staff
Looking to add more fiber to your diet? Fiber — along with adequate fluid intake — moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
Here’s a look at the fiber content of some common foods. Read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Women should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, while men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day.
Beans have some of the highest amounts of natural fiber.
Each 1 oz. serving of Nuttee Beans™ roasted fava beans in assorted flavors has 8 gms fiber.
Nuttee Beans™ Roasted Fava Beans have 0 gm cholesterol.
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Beans and legumes are an inexpensive food, commonly found in diets all over the world. High in fiber, calcium, and iron, beans and legumes are also a great source of protein, beans and legumes not only make a delicious meal, but often provide the full complement of essential amino acids needed by humans.
There are 7 gms protein in every 1 oz. of Nuttee Bean™ Roasted Fava Beans.
Loaded with nutrients:
Just like all other legumes, fava beans are loaded with nutrients. They are a good source of vitamin B1, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. Together, these nutrients contribute to a better immune and nervous system. Fava beans are also rich in vitamin A, a nutrient that helps with healthy, glowing skin — something we all love.
Makes you happy
Yes, this tasty bean can make you smile. This is because it contains high concentrations of an amino acid known as L-dopa (dopamine), a chemical that helps to boost your mood and decrease depression.
Keeps you full
One cup of fava beans will run you under 200 calories, making it a low-calorie option that is high in fiber but low in fat. It is also fairly high in protein (about 13g per cup), making it a snack that will help keep you full so you don’t overindulge come lunch or dinner.