Ethiopian Fava Beans

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Ethiopia horse bean (Viba faba var. equine) is one of the most important bean species in the Horn of Africa. It goes by the local name ‘baqella’ in Amharic. It is Ethiopia’s biggest legume crop.

Fava bean grows into grayish-green pods that cover up to eight seeds that are usually green and pea-like and when ripe brown color. The pods when dry turn a brownish-black hue.


Where It Grows It mainly grows in central and northern Ethiopia.

Where it Grows