Stacy Witscher wrote:I love favas, never had any health issues with them. I thought that was only in some people.....
John Weiland wrote: I recall having a similar discussion around the palate for beef liver.....which I can't stand, but my wife loves.
Stacy Witscher wrote:It's weird because most people that I've met don't even know that it's a potential problem. It's a pretty standard spring vegetable in fine dining. I wonder how many people we served it to that got sick. Another one that can be problematic is fiddle head ferns.
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:It seems that cooking does not destroy the compound involved in favism. I suppose that's why there is reluctance on the part of food manufacturers -- liability issues. Hence the research.
A couple of interesting reads from Wikipedia:
Fava/broad beans: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicia_faba
I know, I know, Wikipedia isn't the last word on any subject. I do appreciate how it frames the parameters of the debate, allowing me to ask good questions.