The Honest Bean Premium Tote Bag

£5.00

Otherwise known as ‘The Bean Bag’, this really is the tote bag of your dreams. Equipped to carry both your beans AND your belongings.

We have our logo on the front and ‘Vicia Faba’ on the reverse. Not sure what that means? Click here to learn all about it…

(Dimensions: 40cm (h) x 35cm (w) + 10cm (d))

100% Cotton

a British fava bean field in flower, sunny and warm with pods growing on the plant

WHAT ARE FAVA BEANS?

Fava beans might sound exotic, but they’re actually one of the UK’s oldest domesticated food crops – we’ve been growing and eating them here since the Iron Age. Fava bean plants - or Vicia Faba to give them their official name - belong to the pea and bean family. In the UK, we export thousands and thousands of them a year and import chickpeas instead. We’re trying to change that, in an effort to get more of you lot eating British grains and pulses!

They’re also a prized crop for farmers because of their amazing nitrogen fixing properties - great for soil health.

Yes – and some! Fava beans are incredibly nutritious for their tiny size, boasting high levels of protein, iron, fibre and just about everything good. Here are some facts that will make you want to eat more beans:

Fava beans pack a protein punch with around 8g of protein per 100g of beans

Fava beans are a rich source of dietary fibre (66% per100g RDA), which has been shown to decrease blood cholesterol levels

Snacks for you & the planet