What Are Fava Beans?
Those magic beans which grew overnight into a beanstalk that reached into the clouds were most likely fava beans.
Did you know that fava beans aren’t really beans? They actually belong to the pea family! Unlike their cousin the garbanzo bean (the main ingredient in hummus), fava beans are the only plant rich in the neurotransmitter Dopamine and are much lighter on the system yet richer in favor, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Favas were the only bean known to Europeans until the discovery of the “new world.” The Fava pedigree goes back to ancient Egypt as a staple in the diet of the pyramid builders. They are the oldest cultivated legume, cultivation can be traced back to the bronze age in Switzerland and the iron age in Great Britain.
What’s Special About FavaLife?
We hand craft our old-world fava bean hummus in small batches with slow-cooked fava beans using very simple, few ingredients just like it was enjoyed over 5000 years ago by the ancient Egyptians.
Who is FavaLife?
Based in San Francisco, Fava Inc. sprouted from a little seed in the mind of founder Hattem Nigma, whose favorite food as a child growing up in Egypt was the delicious fava bean dishes homemade lovingly by his mother and grandmother. FavaLife’s team mission is to share this delicious, healthy, light food with the world!
Currently, we produce a line of Fava Bean Hummus that can be found in Whole Foods Market and other natural Grocers in Northern California and Northern Nevada.
Simply the most flavorful hummus you’ll ever taste, super healthy and light, minus the pastiness of a regular garbanzo bean hummus.
We hand make our products in small batches using only the highest quality, natural ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, California-grown garlic, and sea salt.