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Veggie of the Month:
The Tavon LEGUME for the month of April is the FAVA BEAN! Some fun facts about this nutritious legume:
Fava bean, also known as broad bean or faba bean, is a herbaceous plant that belongs to the pea family. It probably originates from Asia Minor and Mediterranean region (exact origin and wild ancestor of this plant are unknown)
Fava beans bloom during the spring (three months after sowing). Flowers emit a strong and sweet scent that attracts honeybees, the main pollinators of this plant.
Fava beans are a rich source of dietary fibers, proteins, vitamins B9, B6 and B1 and minerals such as iron, copper, and manganese.
Fava beans have been found in the tombs of Egyptian rulers.
Fava beans are often cultivated as a cover crop to prevent erosion and enrich the soil with nitrogen and organic nutrients.