Conventional Faba Beans
Vicia faba, also known in the culinary sense as the broad bean, fava bean, or faba bean, is a species of vetch, a flowering plant in the pea and bean family Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated as a crop for human consumption, and also as a cover crop.
Vicia faba is a stiffly erect, annual plant 0.5 to 1.8 metres tall, with two to four stems that are square in cross-section. The leaves are 10 to 25 centimetres (4 to 10 in) long, pinnate with 2–7 leaflets, and colored a distinct glaucous grey-green color.
Raw mature fava beans are 11% water, 58% carbohydrates, 26% protein, and 2% fat. A 100-gram reference amount supplies 1,425 kilojoules (341 kilocalories) of food energy and numerous essential nutrients in high content (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV). Folate (106% DV), and dietary minerals, such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron (range of 52 to 77% DV), have considerable content. B vitamins have moderate to rich content.
Certifications & Documentation
ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Kosher / Halal Certified
Certificate of Origin
Third party quality control certificate / inspection report
Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)
Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info
Import information for Faba Beans
Commodity Code: 07133310000 (source)
|07||Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers|
|13||Dried leguminous vegetables, shelled, whether or not skinned or split|
|Beans (Vigna spp., Phaseolus spp.)- Beans of the species Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper or Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek|
Import Duties for Faba Beans
Duties vary based on country of origin and importing country.
Australia > EU/UK: 0.00% (source)
Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.
Packaging & Shipping
Faba Bean Shipping Instructions
Risks: All grain sold within Australia and all exported grain at the time of exportation must
comply with the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Packaging: New poly bags sized to order ranging from 18kg to 1mt Bulk Bags. The packaging does
not damage or taint the product. Palletised bags have liner placed between product
Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.
Shipping: Sea freight dry container, lined with kraft paper or corrugated cardboard and use moisture control packs to absorb condensation during transit.
Quantity per container:
- 20 metric tonnes (not palletised) in 20ft container
- 20 metric tonnes palletised in 40ft high cube (40 25kg bags per pallet, 20 pallets)
Sample Product Specifications
TradeLink specializes in supplying product to your specifications. Use our quote request tool at the bottom of this page to submit your particular requirements.
Appearance: Clean, sound, dry, and fresh
Taste: Fresh, typical of faba beans.
Colour: Overall appearance is white
Certification Details and Lot Number
Damaged <Max 6% by
Off-colour <Max 3% by weight
Insect infestation, part of insects Nil
Moisture max 14%
Salmonella spp absent in 25g
Listeria absent in 25g
Metal Detection: Annual Programs are in place to test for heavy metals, pathogens (Salmonella, E.coli,
Coliforms, Mould), pesticide and other residues to ensure the product is within
maximum residue limits
Shelf Life: 2 years if kept in cool, dry, dark storage.
Quality: This product shall be free from live infestation, and evidence of infestation by rodents or birds. It shall not contain pathogens at levels injurious to human health, and will comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Act 1990, and all pertinent regulations made thereunder.