Broad beans are fantastic at this time of year. There's nothing quite like their fresh vibrant colour and distinctive flavour. They're a great source of protein and carbohydrates, as well as vitamins A, B1 and B2.
HOW TO PICK
Buy broad beans as fresh as possible; pods should be firm and crisp. Avoid any that feel soft, with pockets of air inside.
HOW TO STORE
Keep in a perforated bag in the fridge for up to five days.