Broad beans are nutritious, filling and inexpensive, and can be a useful low-fat, high-fibre component of any healthy balanced diet. They also provide protein, vitamins A, C and E, and even some iron. The trouble with them is making them tasty – children in particular seem to turn up their noses! Try tempting the family with this soup. The beans have a wonderful vibrant green colour and the ham provides a rich meaty flavour.