broad bean

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broad bean • n. 1. a large edible flat green bean that is typically eaten without the pod. Also called fava bean, horsebean. 2. the plant (Vicia faba) that yields these beans, often cultivated in gardens.

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bean, broad Also known as fava or horse bean, Vicia faba. A 75‐g portion is a good source of copper; a source of niacin, folate, and vitamin C; contains 0.5 g of fat, of which 16% is saturated; provides 3 g of dietary fibre; supplies 35 kcal (145 kJ). See also favism.

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broad bean See VICIA.