Faba bean and Broad bean are a good source of carbohydrate and protein while containing a low amount of fats. Starch is the principal carbohydrate component.
The crude protein content of Faba Bean and Broad bean ranges from 24 to 31 per cent.
Faba bean and Broad bean meet all adult human requirements for essential amino acids except methionine and tryptophan.
They also provide the recommended daily allowance of all essential minerals, except calcium.
They are highly digestible and have a metabolisable energy for pigs, poultry and ruminants similar to those of lupin, field pea and soybean meal.