Moroccan and Standard Arabic: فول
Ful (pronounced "fool" and sometimes spelled foul) is the Arabic word for fava beans, or Vicia faba. Fava beans may be called by a variety of other names in the English speaking world, including broad beans, horse beans, Windsor beans and English beans.
Fava beans are a member of the pea family. They are high in protein and fiber, low in calories and fat, and contain important nutrients such as phosphorus, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin A and iron. Native to North Africa, they play an important role in Moroccan cuisine, showing up in salads, tagines, soups, dips and couscous.
Also see Moroccan Fava Bean Recipes.