How will your project contribute to promoting the gastronomy of the Hauts-de-France region?
Until now, faba beans were not used in France for human consumption. From 2000 to 2013, France was the largest exporter of faba beans for human consumption. Indeed, it is commonly consumed in countries around the Mediterranean and especially Egypt. A quality protein at low prices. Trade with these countries stopped in 2013. The only remunerative outlet for producers having disappeared, bean harvests have fallen by 38%. It is a legume capable of fixing nitrogen and making it available to other plants. Its crops are essential in crop rotation and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Nutritionally, it is very rich in vegetable proteins, which makes it a good alternative to animal proteins. Its high fiber content gives it a low glycemic index: its consumption helps fight against chronic diseases (diabetes, cholesterol).