Broad beans or foul, mudammes is a common staple food in the Egyptian diet. The cooked and mashed beans are mixed with flax seed oil, salt, garlic and cumin and are traditionally eaten with baladi flat bread. Beans are also used in making falafels or tamayya. Beans are considered a good “stomach filling” breakfast, which is enjoyed by all Egyptians. Vendors selling f?l, tamayya and other breakfast items are a common sight all around Egypt in the early morning hours.
Beans are full of protein and energy. Beans also have health benefiting antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and plant-sterols. In addition, beans are a very rich source of dietary fiber which provides 66% per 100 grams of the recommended dietary allowance, which helps in preventing constipation