Fava is extremely rich in nutrients, necessary for the proper functioning of our body. Fava beans consumption, adds minimal calories and is a good source of vitamin B1, iron, copper, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. About 1/4 cup split peas, gives our body 10 to 19%, of the necessary quantity of the above recommended nutrients. Served as mashed with a little lemon juice and plenty of olive oil, sometimes with chopped onion and capers or even tomatoes and olives. Try eating fava especially with fish and seafood, or even use it to enrich salads or risotto.