- Flower nameBroad beans
- Scientific nameVicia faba
- Aliasテンマメ, 空豆, 蚕豆, 天豆, Broad bean, Fava bean
- Place of originSouthwest Asia and North Africa
- Place of floweringField
- Flowering seasonMarch, April
What is Broad beans
Broad beans (scientific name:Vicia faba) is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae native to southwest Asia and North Africa. As a vegetable, the pods are peeled and the seeds (beans) inside are eaten. Although it is a legume, it does not produce vines and grows straight. Its butterfly-shaped flowers bloom in spring and come in light purple, light red and white petals with dark purple spots in the petals. In Japan, like edamame, it is eaten boiled in salt or cooked as a side dish or as a snack with sake. The inside of the casing looks like a laying chamber wrapped in fluffy cotton and contains one to five seeds (beans). The beans are called fava beans because the shells point to the sky, silkworm beans because they can be harvested during the sericulture season, and silkworm beans because the shells resemble the shape of a silkworm, or broad bean in English. Overseas, it is eaten in bean soup, stir-fry and stew. In China, they are used to make the seasoning doubanjiang. In ancient Greece and Roman times, the black spots (dark purple spots) on the petals of solanaceous bean were used in funeral rituals for their bad luck. In Italy, people still eat sugar candy in the shape of a solitary bean on the Day of the Dead. The language of flowers is "eternal pleasure".
General name: Broad beans,scientific name: Vicia faba, aka: Fava bean, origin: Southwest Asia-North Africa, height: 50-120 cm, flower, butterfly-shaped, flower diameter: 3 cm, color: light purple, light pink, white, flowering period: March-April, fruiting period: may: pod length 10 cm, pod color: Green-Brown, bean-shaped (seeds): flat pillow cards, seasonal summer, seed length: from 1 to 1.8cm(small seed, West African), from 1.8 to 2.8cm(grain species, North Africa produced), uses: seed is edible.