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Fig. 10

From: Symbolic meaning and use of broad beans in traditional foods of the Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East

Fig. 10

Canned broad bean–based foods. a Skinned boiled broad beans with oil and tomato sauce; with tomato and chili; plain; with cumin, all available at Egyptian retailers. b Canned Egyptian ful medames, useful to skip the long home preparation, consisting in soaking broad beans in water and cooking slowly on the stove with a very faint flame, until tender (6 or 7 h). c A couple of cans of Maltese bigilla from different companies. Bigilla is a traditional Maltese broad bean–based dish prepared in a similar way as ful medames. At the time, the bigilla was prepared and sold by street vendors running around the villages with small vans, as a cheap and quite common food, whereas today, it can be industrially produced and is marketed as a delicacy

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