Today this legume is considered a typical product of the Mediterranean diet but has very ancient origins dating back to 5,000 years ago. The Broad Bean is a rich source of mineral salts and high nutritional content proteins that give it the name of "meat of the poor". Its sowing takes place in mid-November to then harvest the fruit in May and the...
The Black Lentil, cultivated in the province of Enna, is an ancient cultivar typical of this territory.
The Black Chickpeas are a native variety of the Sicilian territory, they are wrinkled to the touch and with an irregular shape that recalls the head of a ram. This type of less-known legume is rich in fiber and iron. Unlike the white cecio, it requires longer cooking times and has a more intense flavor.
Cicerchia, like other legumes, has a high protein content. It is a particularly important crop in areas prone to drought and famine, known as an insurance crop as it provides a good harvest when the other crops fail. It also has a high fiber content.
The Broad Bean is a rich source of mineral salts and high nutritional content proteins that give it the name of "meat of the poor".