Delicious, nutritious and good for the soil, fava are Britain's orginal bean, grown here since the Iron Age. A variety of broad bean, fava are left to ripen and dry before harvest. Split fava are particularly versatile and easy to cook - they don't even need soaking. They perfect for dhal or an easy alternative to hummus (eat it warm!), and great in curries, stews, soups and chilli. Fava also make authentic Egyptian-style falafels.All Hodmedod's pulses and grains are British-grown - and always will be!