- These are much smaller seeded than the traditional English broad bean and are popularly used for sprouting and microgreens in addition to traditional gardening.
Organic Sprouting Fava Beans. Vicia faba. Heirloom. Use for Microgreens, Sprouts & Vegetable Gardening. These are much smaller seeded than the traditional English broad bean. The smaller seed lends itself well to use as a sprouting bean or a microgreen. Very easy to sprout these delicious beans are full of nutrients and fiber. Like pea micros, these fava microgreens are heavy enough to put on a salad and not get lost under the dressing. The beans themselves are very common throughout the middle east where they are cooked and eaten in many ways. Find a good recipe for Ful Medammes, a breakfast staple in Egypt, or how about fava bean hummus.