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5 Underappreciated Green Vegetables You Should Be Eating

Fava Beans: These beans, the ones Jack grew in to a beanstalk, are underappreciated in the United States, although popular elsewhere. They require quite a bit of preparation, including shelling, parboiling, and another shelling, but the creamy, buttery bean that awaits is worth the effort. Fava beans can be eaten by themselves, but are also featured in Italian, English, Mexican, Chinese, and Middle Eastern recipes, making them a terrifically diverse ingredient in pastas, soups, and salads like this Herbed Bean Salad. They are very high in protein, a powerhouse source of fiber, and a good source of healthy omega fatty acids and other vitamins.

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12:46PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good to know

12:42PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good to know

12:39PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

good to know

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12:15PM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Thanks, sharing

9:35AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Thanks - I've been trying to incorporate more vegetables into our diet.

5:10PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Thank you Brandi, for Sharing this!

1:22AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

I like all of those. Thanks.

12:02PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I never thought of parsely as a vegetable before...always as an herb.

8:00PM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

Love leeks but they are a little expensive. I've bought some dried fava beans, but haven't cooked them yet. Never had them before.

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