Fava Bean Umami Paste
Similar to a Japanese miso but made with British-grown fava beans, our fermened Fava Bean Umami Paste is packed with deep rich umami flavour with subtle notes of sherry.
Deep, satisfying umami flavours that burst with fizzy fermentation, complex soy like flavour with a natural sweetness that is really harmonious and delicious. This is a secret weapon to add to all manner of dishes from broths to stir-fries and everything in between.
It's made with just fava beans, water and salt, fermented with a live culture of Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Aspergillus sojae and Zygosaccharomyces rouxii.
Fava Beans, water, salt, live cultures* (*Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Aspergillus sojae, Zygosaccharomyces rouxii)
Refrigerate after opening. See base for ‘Best Before End’
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About the producer
Nick Saltmarsh, Josiah Meldrum and William Hudson founded Hodmedod in 2012 with a mission in mind, a dedication to supplying beans, peas, grains and seeds from British farms.
They were particularly interested in searching out less well-known foods, like the fava bean – grown in Britain since the Iron Age but now almost forgotten – and black badger peas.
With a big dream and humble beginnings the team founded Hodmedod following the successful Great British Beans trial project (set up to stimulate and assess demand for indigenous pulses). For the trial project they bought a tonne of British-grown split fava beans, packed them up at the kitchen table, and distributed them through community groups and local shops. Each pack contained a postcard with a short questionnaire on the back to collect feedback on the beans. The response to the beans was overwhelmingly positive and the rest is history.
Hodmedods are one of our farming heroes. With their in depth knowledge of indigenous species, passion for sustainable crop rotation and commitment to soil health, they are a real inspiration and a gem in the British farming landscape. A deserved winner of the BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming awards Best Producer.