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Broad bean / broad beans

Plural: Broad beans

Also called: Fava bean, faba bean

Scientific name: Vicia faba

Quick answers

Calories, Allergies and healthiness.

Calories Medium high Broad bean contains 341 calories per 100g and can be considered medium-high in calories.
Allergy and hypersensitivity grass pollen, peanuts, soy Broad bean can cause allergic / hypersensitivity reactions for parts of the population.
Healthiness Good Broad bean is a healthy option and can be consumed often.


Everything you need to know and a little bit more.



Storage Room temperature
Temperature +18°C
Shelf life / Best before 365 days


Can broad bean be frozen? Yes
Preparation Blanch
Quality when defrosted Good
Tip: Write name and date on a label for easy oversight in the freezer.

Nutritional values per 100g

Energy 341 kcal / 1427 kj
Fat 1,53 g
Saturated fat 0,25 g
Carbohydrates 58,3 g
Sugars 5,7 g
Protein 26,1 g
Salt 0,01 g
Nutritional values in plain text
Broad bean has a low amount of fat with a low share being saturated fat. Contains a high amount of carbohydrates and a fair amount of sugars. Broad bean contains a lot of protein and contains a low amount of salt.

Vitamins and minerals

calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin c, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, folate, choline, vitamin a, carotene, vitamin e, vitamin k


Broad bean contains 0 mg kolesterol per 100g, meaning its free from cholesterol.

Allergy and hypersensitivity

Allergies No info
Cross-Reactivities grass pollen, peanuts, soy
Labeling requirement (EU) No
Labeling requirement means that the product contains allergens that have special labeling requirements. Either in the product itself or from its ingredients.


Keto friendly No
LCHF friendly No
Sugar free (under 0,5g) No
Fat-free (under 0,5g) No
Gluten-free Yes
Dairy free Yes
Lactose free Yes

Weight and volume

1 l broad bean in grams 630 g
1 dl broad bean in grams 63 g
1 cl broad bean in grams 6,3 g
1 ml broad bean in grams 0,63 g
1 tbsp broad bean in grams 9,45 g
1 tsp broad bean in grams 3,15 g
1 krm broad bean in grams 0,63 g
1 kg broad bean in liters 1,59 liters
1 hg broad bean in dl 1,59 dl
1 g broad bean in ml 1,59 ml
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Run, ride a bike or go to the gym to burn off the calories.

Running 5,68 km / 100g To burn off a 100g of broad bean you need to run about 5,68 km at a decent tempo.
Biking 12,18 km / 100g To burn off a 100g of broad bean you need to ride a bike about 12,18 km at a decent pace.
Swimming 102 min / 100g To burn off a 100g of broad bean you need to swim for 102 minutes at a decent intensity.
Gym 205 min / 100g To burn off a 100g of broad bean you need to workout for 205 minutes at a decent intensity.