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Broad Bean

Crop name CZ (Latin)  Bob obecný (Vicia faba)
Scientific classification
Kingdom CZ (Latin) Rostliny (Plantae)
Clade CZ (Latin) Cévnaté rostliny (Tracheobionta)
Division CZ (Latin) Krytosemenné (Magnoliophyta)
Class CZ (Latin) Vyšší dvouděložné (Rosopsida)
Code CZ (Latin) Bobotvaré (Fabales)
Family CZ (Latin) Bobovité (Fabaceae)
Genus CZ (Latin) Vikev (Vicia)
Order CZ (Latin) Bob obecný (Vicia faba)
Area of origin Mediterranean area
Biological characteristics 
Plant size [cm] 60 – 160
Number of seeds in pod [pcs] 3 – 8
Chemical characteristics 
Water [%] 13 – 14
Carbohydrates without fiber [%] 45 – 50
Proteins [%] 25 – 30
Fiber [%] 7 – 8
Fats [%] 1 – 1,5
Ash [%] 3,5 – 4
Starch [%] 30 – 40
Yield characteristics and post-harvest processing 
Humidity for harvest [%] 14 – 22
Storage humidity [%] 15 – 16
Bulk density (at storage humidity) [kg/m3] 750 – 850
Yield (hectare) [t/ha] 4 – 6
Sowing rate [kg/ha] or sowing unit (number of seeds/ha) 420 000 – 550 000 semen/ha
Interesting facts 
Usable parts of the crop Pods, Plants, Seeds
Use of the crop Vegetables, Food, Feed