Fava bean 'Masterpiece Green Longpod'. A reliable and popular long pod Broad Bean variety with up to 6 or 7 flavoursome beans per pod. The tender green Broad Beans are excellent for freezing and have received the RHS Award of Garden Merit for its great qualities.
Mung bean sprouts come from the green mung bean variety commonly used in Indian cuisine to create different types of "moong dal." While most cooked moong dal recipes utilize hulled whole or split yellow mung beans, for sprouting purposes the whole unhulled green legume is the only type that will actually sprout. This is because the seed is still viable and contains living energy necessary for the sprouting process.
This pumpkin, black-eyed bean and coconut curry from Meera Sodha's Fresh India is absolute heaven. The sweet pumpkin, earthy beans and creamy coconut come together to create a gentle curry, perfect for eating in England in the autumn, when a variety of pumpkins and squashes abound.