It is a balanced food, completely free of cholesterol, rich in essential nutrients: it has twice the protein of cereals, is a good source of vitamins (especially B group and PP), minerals (calcium, potassium, phosphorus and iron ) and contains starch and fiber (soluble and insoluble).
Beans are legumes, or edible seeds of plants belonging to the family Leguminosae.
Name of the product: Xmas Lima beans
Net weight: 500 g.
Ingredients: Lima Beans
Variety: Phaseolus vulgaris
Climatic context of the harvest: dry
Date of the harvest: August / September
Way of picking: by hand
The beans were known and cultivated since ancient times.
The first beans were from sub-Saharan Africa, while the beans, and many many other types, however, were discovered along with America. The American species of beans, native to Mexico and Guatemala, scientifically called Phaseolus vulgaris, spread rapidly in Europe, up to supplant that of Africa.
They are considered the meat of the poor, for the price and nutritional properties!
Once, the farmers used to put them to boil for the whole morning in a crock on the side of the coals in the fireplace, adding almost cooked some celery leaves, to serve, then, topped only by a drizzle of extra virgin oil.
Great in the preparation of side dishes and salads, however, adapts well to any culinary preparation.
It is very common in Italy and used for the preparations of countless dishes.
Allow to soak at least 12 hours and rinse before use.
Way of production
In the Prunotto Mariangela organic farm in Alba, the bean are first brought to the right degree of drying and then stored in a vacuum jar.
The beans are spread already in ancient times in different parts of the world, originating in Central and South America, have spread to Europe through the Spanish and Portuguese explorers, but the recipes come to us first by the Romans.
In Egypt, the beans were considered divine food, and this taboo, to be offered to the gods.