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Fig. 7

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

Fig. 7

Culinary use of broad beans. The culinary use of broad beans includes several different ways of cooking: stewing, baking, and frying. Each country has its own specific gastronomy. However, there is a link between recipes with broad beans across the Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East, because the most traditional preparations are invariably soups, thick gruels, and purees, with spices as the main element of differentiation. In addition, broad beans can be ground for subsequent use as flour mixed with other ingredients, or can be sprouted, to be used in salads and stir-fries

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