The UK is a major producer of broad beans in the world and is an important pulse crop for our economy, agriculture and nutrition. During milling the outer skin of the broad bean is removed (the hull), and this is an underutilised secondary product which is similar to wheat bran and rich in fibre and nutrients.

We are recruiting

  • Healthy men and women aged 18-75 years
  • Normal weight to obese (BMI 23-35 kg/m²)
  • Non-smokers

In this study we want to see if broad bean hull can be used as a novel functional food for improving blood glucose control and gut health. 

Further information:

Download the participant information sheet pdf

Study Team