Also known as broad beans, fava beans are a member of the pea family which were first found to be cultivated around 10,000 years ago in the Middle East. Usually planted as a winter annual in subtropical areas, they are a good source of iron, potassium, magnesium, selenium, zinc and copper. In addition, protein levels in fava beans may vary depending on their variety and the environmental conditions. These beans can grow in a wide variety of soil types but loamy soil is best suited for their growth. In comparison to most legumes, fava beans have relatively low fat content with a good amount of dietary fibre and B-complex vitamins. Factors such as growing population, rising disposable incomes, adoption of healthier food habits and growing intake of legumes, particularly in emerging countries are currently driving the growth of the fava beans market. According to IMARC group, the global fava beans market reached a volume of 4.8 Million Tons in 2017, growing at a CAGR of around 1.1% during 2010-2017.
IMARC’s latest study “Fava Beans Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023” has segmented the market on the basis of key regions. Currently, China represents the largest producer of fava beans accounting for more than one-third of the global production. China is followed by Ethiopia, Australia, France, Morocco, Egypt, United Kingdom, Germany, Peru and Italy. The report has also covered some of the key exporting and importing countries in the global fava beans market. Australia represents the biggest exporter accounting for more than 40% of the total global export volumes. Australia is followed by France, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, the United States, Egypt, China, Canada, Lithuania and Latvia. Among the top importing countries, Egypt represents the biggest importer of fava beans accounting for around 70% of the total global import volumes. Egypt is followed by Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Norway, Canada, Indonesia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, France and Italy.
The report provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a fava beans processing plant. The study covers all the requisite aspects of the fava beans industry and provides an in-depth analysis of the market, industry performance, processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who are planning to foray into the fava beans market in any manner.
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