Special products

Sundried Fava Beans

Fava Beans

Vicia faba L.

Fava beans come from annual plants. The shape of the main stem is an edged square with a green base and purplish apex. The plant can grow from 1.4 to 1.6 m in height.

Quelcao Fava Beans: Edible seeds are found inside the pods, with 1 to 4 seeds per medium-sized and seniform pod. It is light green with concentric stripes of dark green on the sides of the seed with a very long “eye”, where 100 seeds - weighing between 180 to 210 grams – are found.

Green Pacae Fava Beans: Dark green and glossy with a long light green or black “eye”. It comes in a medium to large attened-oval shape, where 100 seeds - weighing between 145 to 260 grams – are found.


  • High-quality proteins: fava beans should be included in the vegan and vegetarian diet. It is highly recommended that - in addition to broad beans - other sources of proteins, such as egg, tofu, or textured soy, be consumed to complement the diet.

  • May help to prevent anemia: due to a lack of folate or iron.

  • Helps lower cholesterol: the fiber in broad beans can help lower cholesterol in the blood and prevent sharp increases in blood sugar levels, both of which represent risk factors for cardiovascular disease (*include the Harvard Nutritional Source).

  • Promotes digestive health: contains fiber, resistant starches, and indigestible carbohydrates. Resistant starch acts as a prebiotic food for “healthy” bacteria, such as Bidobacteria. Over the long-term, this “healthy” bacteria supports normal intestinal function and may help in the prevention of colorectal cancer.

  • Vitamin B9: an essential nutrient prior to and during pregnancy and lactation. Therefore, the broad bean is a very useful food to meet dietary requirements during these important stages.

  • Phosphorus and potassium content: important for the musculoskeletal system and teeth, because phosphorus forms part of the bones and teeth, while potassium is necessary to transmit the electrical impulse causing the muscles to move.

Part used:





Sundried Quelcao Fava Bean | Sundried Green Pacae Fava Bean


  • Seasonality
Available all year round
Uses and applications:

Soups and Stews | Salads | Purees | Snacks | Nutritional Supplements


Junin, Huancavelica, Ayacucho

Quality and Product Certifications:

  • BRCGS Global Food Safety certification

  • Good Manufacturing Practice


    Hazard analysis and critical control points

Fair Trade of Fava Beans for responsible consumption

At Peruvian Nature we work permanently following and complying with the principles and requirements of Fair Trade. Year after year we share with all our stakeholders our actions as company that does fair trade in Peru (If you want to know more, click on Sustainability Report 2021).

What is Fair Trade?

It is a commercial system based on dialogue, transparency and respect, which seeks greater equity in international trade, paying special attention to social and environmental criteria. "Fair trade contributes to sustainable development by offering better commercial conditions and ensuring the rights of disadvantaged producers and workers, especially in the South." (World Fair Trade Organization, WFTO)


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