Where can I buy Fava Mill Granolas?
As of February 2018 you can find our Crunchy, Cranberry and Apple&Cinnamon Granolas in Albert Heijn’s stores around the Netherlands!
Where are the Fava Mill Granolas produced?
All of our products are produced in Finland.
Where are the Fava beans grown?
Our Fava beans are grown in Finland.
What are Fava beans?
The Fava bean is one of the world´s oldest cultivated plants. It has presumably been grown in Finland since the 13th century. Fava bean belongs to the fmaily of vetches (Vicia), which is a legume family resembling peas more than other beans in fact. Fava beans are used both as human food and animal feed.
Why is pea protein added to the products? Why is finnish pea protein not used in the product?
We add pea protein to our granolas and other products to ensure a sufficient protein content of the final products. As an example: our Ground Fava Beans are mainly used instead of meat or soy . Therefore it is important that the protein content is as close as possible to that of textured soy protein. In addition, adding pea protein helps us get the desired structure to the product. We cannot use Finnish pea protein as it is not produced in Finland nor from Finnish peas.
How is Ground Fava Beans produced?
Ground Fava Beans is produced in the same way as pasta and many breakfast cereals or snacks. The first step is to mix together fava bean flour, pea protein and the sugar syrup/molasses. After that the mixture is heated and pressed to a compact paste. Finally the paste is cut into pieces of desired size.
Is Ground Fava Beans gluten free? What about the Granolas?
Ground Fava Beans is gluten free, yet the product is produced in a facility that currently also handles gluten containing grains.
The granolas are not gluten free as they contain oats which are processed alongside gluten containing grains.
Are the Fava Mill Ground Beans or Granolas suitable for people with cereal of wheat allergy?
Ground Fava Beans does not contain wheat or wheat based ingredients. However, the Ground Fava Beans is produced in a mill where wheat and other cereals are handled. We make every effort to ensure that the product remains free of wheat or other cereals. Despite this the product may contain traces of wheat or other cereals. As the Granolas contain oats we cannot recommend anyone with a cereal allergy to use them.
Are you products suitable for vegans?
Yes. All of our products are suitable for vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters alike.
I’ve heard you cannot eat unprocessed or uncooked beans. What about Fava Mill’s products?
All of our products are prepared in a way that ensures you can eat them right out of the pack if you like. The Ground Fava Beans can be added as such into smoothies, for example . Tasty croutons can be made by quickly roasting the Ground Fava Beans. Our granolas can also be snacked as such or added to youghurt or milk without any preparations necessary!
Do you need to soak Ground Fava Beans before use?
You do not need to soak Ground Fava Beans before use. Normally beans must be soaked in order to remove natural harmful substances. These compounds are destroyed during the production of Ground Fava Beans.
Are the Ground Fava Beans water-soluble?
Ground Fava Beans will soften in water or other liquids. If you leave the Ground Fava Beans in water or other liquid for a longer period of time it will fully dissolve in the fluid. However, you do not need to soak Ground Fava Beans unless you specifically want to soften it before use.
How much does 1 dl of Ground Fava Beans/Fava Mill Granola weigh?
1 dl of Ground Fava Beans weighs 50 grams.
Is the fibre of Fava beans water soluble (gel forming) or water insoluble?
Most of the dietary fibre in Fava beans is water-soluble. Soluble fibres balance the blood sugar rise after a meal, lower blood cholesterol levels and give a longer feeling of satiety. Berries, fruits and pulses are rich in soluble fibre.
Do Ground Fava Beans contain salt?
No, Ground Fava Beans does not contain any added salt. The salt content given in the nutrition declaration is exclusively due to the presence of naturally occurring sodium in the ingredients. In accordance with the legislation the sodium content, including naturally occurring sodium, is presented as salt in the nutrition declaration. The amount of salt is calculated by multiplying the amount of sodium with 2.5.