Delicious, nutritious and good for the soil, fava are Britain's original bean, grown here since the Iron Age. A variety of broad bean, fava are left to ripen and dry before harvest. They're a major farm crop in Britain and widely eaten in the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa. Fava are delicious in casseroles, stews, salads, curries and other dishes in place of alternative . Try them in classic Egyptian ful medames or Sicilian maccu bean soup.All Hodmedod's pulses and grains are British-grown - and always will be!