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  • n. A fava bean


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  • When the fava is the thickness you desire, turn off the heat and stir in the oregano, lemon juice, and remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil.

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  • Although fava is grown across Greece, Santorini fava are slightly sweeter than those grown elsewhere and are widely considered to have superior flavor.

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  • Puréed fava is also the base of Fava Pantremeni, or “Married” Fava.

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  • To make the crust, cooked fava is mixed with semolina flour, pressed into a tart pan, and baked until it’s slightly crispy.

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  • However, the Mediterranian area did have a distant relative that resembles the Lima bean called the fava bean or haba in Spanish.


  • In Peru, habas are broad beans, also known as fava beans, or in Latin, vicia faba. Todos los Blogs del Perú

  • They use cover crops, such as fava beans instead of fertilizer, and irrigate their ornamentals with graywater from their washing machine and shower.

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  • Cut the garlic clove in half and rub the cut sides on the tops of the slices, then top each slice with a tablespoon or two of the mashed fava mixture.

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  • Arrange the toasted slices with the fava mixture on top in a single layer on the baking sheet.

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  • A stand of fava beans at Green Spring Gardens, maturing when the larkspur blooms in June.

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  • "Fava is a plant long associated with the Underworld, spirits of the dead, and chthonic forces in general."

    _Raven Grimassi in Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft.

    Fava beans are used in magical workings in the practice of Strega or hereditary Italian witchcraft. They are a fertility symbol and it is said that tiny likenesses of both male and female human genitalia can be seen by viewing the fava bean side-on.

    Vicia faba, the broad bean, fava bean, faba bean, horse bean, field bean, tic bean is a species of bean (Fabaceae) native to north Africa and southwest Asia, and extensively cultivated elsewhere. Although usually classified in the same genus Vicia as the vetches, some botanists treat it in a separate monotypic genus as Faba sativa Moench.


    January 30, 2008