Broad Beans, Organic

Hodmedod's British Pulses & Grains

Sorry, our Organic Whole Broad Beans are no longer available. Why not have a look at our other beans and other pulses instead?

Larger Broad Beans are not frequently grown as dried beans in the UK. Ours were a one-off crop and they've all gone now.

Big sister to the fava bean, broad beans are rarely grown for drying in the UK - we just don't get enough sunshine. They're very popular and widely grown in North Africa and Southern Europe and can be used in any of our fava bean recipes. They're are particularly good for ful medames and other slow-cooked stews.

Complete Product Details

    • Whole dried broad beans retain their skin and require soaking before use, but hold their shape even after prolonged cooking.

      Cooking instructions

      Soak overnight, drain and rinse. Place in a pan with plenty of water, bring to boil, cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes until tender. Refreshing the water during cooking will remove more of the natural tannins from the bean skins and give a more subtle flavour. Unlike our smaller fava beans it's fairly easy (if fiddly) to remove the skin after soaking for a quicker cooking bean.

      Notes on Cooking Dried Pulses

      Cooking times for dried pulses will be longer at higher altitudes and when cooking with hard water or older pulses.

      Adding bicarbonate of soda during soaking and/or cooking will soften the pulses and reduce the cooking time but does compromise the flavour and nutritional content. We don't recommend it, but if you live in an area with particularly hard water it can certainly help.

      Cooked pulses can be used immediately or frozen for later use.

    • Ingredients

      Broad Beans

      Allergy information

      No Allergens

    • Typical values Per 100g
      Energy 1181kJ (282kcal)
      Fat 2g
      of which saturates 0.4g
      Carbohydrate 27.9g
      of which sugars 2.1g
      Fibre 30g
      Protein 23.1g
      Salt 0g

      Broad Beans are also a good source of Phosphorus, Copper and Manganese, and a very good source of Folate.

    • Delicious, nutritious and good for the soil, these are broad beans, Vicia faba, that have been left to ripen and dry before harvest.

      Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

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