Faba / Fava Bean Flour
Faba bean flour, also known as fava bean and broad beans flour is naturally gluten free and offers a swag of nutrient benefits including being a great source of lean plant-based protein.
Offering around 25-35% lean protein, faba bean contains twice the amount of protein compared to wheat flour.
With no saturated fat or cholesterol, and a powerhouse of vitamins including B6, magnesium, potassium, thiamin and vitamin K, Faba bean is a great addition to gluten free baking.
Creating a crisp texture faba bean flour has been trailed with success in bread making, pasta and even biscuits/cookies. It can help improve dough and bread rising when added in small quantities.
Best mixed with other flours, faba bean flour has a characteristic earthy taste, which can benefit from pre-roasting in the oven for a more subtle flavour profile.