Fava bean

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Fava bean
Illustration of Vicia faba in flower
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Fabeae
Genus: Vicia
V. faba
Binomial name
Vicia faba

Faba sativa Moench.

Vicia fava is a plant in the family of the pea and bean family Fabaceae. It is commonly cultivated as a crop. Its English common names include fava bean, faba bean, broad bean, tick bean and horse bean.

Favism is a hereditary disease: People with this condition who eat fava beans will get problems with their red blood cells.

Cooked fava beans without shells