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Fava Bean Umami Paste

Hodmedod's British Pulses & Grains

A purée of fermented beans full of rich umami flavour.

Similar to a Japanese miso but made with British-grown fava beans, our fermened Fava Bean Umami Paste is packed with deep rich umami flavour with subtle notes of sherry.

Awarded two stars in the 2019 and 2018 Great Taste Awards, here are a few of the judges' comments:

  • "We love the umami depth of flavour, its complexity and persistence."
  • "Deep, satisfying umami flavours that burst with fizzy fermentation, complex soy like flavour with a natural sweetness that is really harmonious and delicious."
  • "A fabulously aromatic miso paste, how brilliant that this is made from British-grown fava beans."
  • "Brilliant in a variety of dishes and genuinely versatile."
  • "A brilliant fridge staple."

Category: Fava Umami Paste, Ferment


Recipe for Fermented Fava Bean Umami Paste

Summer Bean Salad with Umami Dressing

Complete Product Details

  • Adds to stirfries, stews, soups, dressings, stocks and more for umami depth and fruity, sherry flavour. We’ve even been spreading it on toast!

    Cooking instructions

    Add about half a teaspoon per serving to almost any dish for added depth of flavour.

    To store

    Keep refrigerated and use within 4 weeks of opening.

  • Ingredients

    Fava Beans, Water, Salt, Live Cultures*
    *Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Aspergillus sojae, Zygosaccharomyces rouxii

    Allergy information

    No allergens

  • Typical values Per 100g
    Energy 432kJ (103kcal)
    Fat 0.5g
    of which saturates 0.1g
    Carbohydrate 13g
    of which sugars 2.1g
    Fibre 5.8g
    Protein 8.6g
    Salt 9.5g
  • Our Fava Umami Paste is fermented in the same way as many soya bean ferments used for miso, black beans, soy sauce or tamari, but using fava beans instead of soy beans. It's made with just fava beans, water and salt, fermented with a live culture of Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Aspergillus sojae and Zygosaccharomyces rouxii.

    Suitable for vegans

    Now packed in fully recyclable glass jar


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