Some articles on broad beans, bean, beans:
... Broad beans are rich in tyramine, and thus should be avoided by those taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors ... Raw broad beans contain the alkaloids vicine, isouramil and covicine, which can induce hemolytic anemia in patients with the hereditary condition glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency ... fatal condition is called favism after the fava bean ...
... In ancient Greece and Rome, beans were used in voting a white bean was used to cast a yes vote, and a black bean for no ... Beans were used as a food for the dead, such as during the annual Lemuria festival ... the modern political term Fabian derive from this particular bean ...
Famous quotes containing the words beans and/or broad:
“When my hoe tinkled against the stones, that music echoed to the woods and the sky, and was an accompaniment to my labor which yielded an instant and immeasurable crop. It was no longer beans that I hoed, nor I that hoed beans; and I remembered with as much pity as pride, if I remembered at all, my acquaintances who had gone to the city to attend the oratorios.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The hippopotamus is strong
And huge of head and broad of bustle;
The limbs on which he rolls along
Are big with hippopotomuscle.”
—Arthur Guiterman (18911943)