See also: Fava Beans

BROAD BEAN

The Broad Bean (Vicia faba) is a leguminous plant of the Pea family.  Also known as: fava or faba bean, horse bean, windsor bean, pigeon bean, tick bean and field bean.  It was the only bean known in Europe until the discovery of the New World.  Old English cookbooks refer to it as "the common bean."
 

 

 

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