YAAAAASSSSS. It's nerdy how happy some good browning makes me. 🤣 And yes, I know I'm crowding the pan...it's late and we're hungry! Pic #2 ...first time cooking fresh butter beans (lima beans)...trying to replicate how my grandma used to do it. Fingers crossed! #maillard#dinnertime#weeknightdinner#butterbeansyall
🍲🍴Health Benefits From Broad Beans💚
Foods often have more than one name, but few have as many as the broad bean. You may know them as Fava, Butter, Windsor, Horse or even English beans. Whatever name you use, these beans are meaty and flavorful enough to hold their own as a side dish or mixed into a main dish and soup.
Adding just a handful of these beans to your diet provides a boost of protein, fiber, potassium and energy-providing B vitamins.
Another benefit, Folate participates in biochemical processes that create genetic material, build cells and metabolize amino acids. It’s essential for the growth and development of new cells that it helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord when taken before and during early pregnancy. Everyone needs folate to produce healthy red blood cells and prevent anemia.
Most beans, including broad beans, are good sources of iron. One cup of broad beans has 3 milligrams of iron.
In addition to carrying oxygen throughout the body, iron-dependent enzymes sense when oxygen levels drop and initiate processes that allow the body to compensate. Iron supports the immune system by functioning as an antioxidant that protects the white blood cells responsible for destroying bacteria.
I tried out a recipe for spicy butterbean, chickpea & butternut squash stew by @deliciousmag and it was indeed delicious. Served over a bed of noodles and topped with greek yogurt and dash of lime.. soo gooood 😍