When the season will allow we grow these here on the farm.
There are various things you can do with the pods but one recipe I would recommend is broad bean pod tempura with a hot soy dipping source, they can also easily be added to the odds and ends that make up a wholesome veg stock!
Reasons to eat broad beans:
Reduces birth defects being full of folate - essential for the development of foetal nervous systems.
Help prevent osteoporosis containing high levels of manganese which helps to increase bone mass.
The high magnesium content helps to lower blood pressure so beans are a great thing to eat for those at risk of heart disease.
Broad beans will help support your immune system
High in iron, eat these to keep your energy levels high.
The L-dopa and C-dopa in broad beans has been show to improve motor performance in sufferers of Parkinson's disease and may help symptomatic control.