Split Faba Bean


Also known as split habas, split dried faba beans are skinned and split in half.

Characteristics

The Fava Bean (Vica Faba) is a dark tan, flat, oval bean that comes in an inedible large pod.

The Fava is about 3/4 to 1 inch in length. The Habas is a peeled Fava Bean.

The Habas has a creamy white color, assertive, almost bitter earthy flavor and granular texture.


Uses

Using the Habas Beans instead of a whole Faba saves a substantial amount of time. Habas can be substituted for whole faba in any recipes. These beans are great with onions, garlic, and olive oil or try cooking Habas with tomatoes and fresh basil. Split faba beans are often used for snacks in Indonesia.