horse bean

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horse bean


horse bean



(Plants) another name for broad bean

fa′va bean`

(ˈfɑ və)
1. a bean, Vicia faba, of the Old World, bearing large pods containing edible seeds.
2. the seed or pod of this plant. Also called broad bean , horse bean.
[1940–45; < Italian < Latin faba]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: bean - a bean plant cultivated for use animal fodder
fodder - coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
broad-bean, broad-bean plant, English bean, European bean, field bean, Vicia faba, broad bean - Old World upright plant grown especially for its large flat edible seeds but also as fodder
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Others organic raw material should have to be tested such as organic sesame or organic horse bean or new protein sources explored such as organic maize gluten or protein from organic pea", she went on to say.
* Various other common food legumes are frequently not distinguished from common dry beans including: soybean (Glycine max.); cowpea (Vigna sinensis); fava bean / broad bean / horse bean (Vicia faba); garbanzo / chick pea (Cicer arietinum); lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus); peanuts (Arachis hypogea); and lentils (Lens culinaris).
FAVA BEANS, ALSO KNOWN AS BROAD BEANS or horse beans, are the original protein of the Mediterranean, going back centuries before red and white beans from the New World were introduced.