The agricultural land where La Casa del Castagneto lies is situated at the beginning of the Val Vestino, a valley that preserves, among unspoilt nature and history, a precious indigenous product at risk of disappearing: Il Fagiolo della Val Vestino.
This type of bean is native to Central America and was introduced in the seventeenth century in our valley, where the particular microclimate allowed to autoselect naturally with time a unique and peculiar variety that grows only here and has never been hybridized with any other type of legume.
It is characterized by large, reniform, rosy brown marbled, sometimes white or black seeds and its characteristic food properties which would be more easily digested compared to Phaseolus vulgaris.
In the kitchen it turns out to be a true prince for consistency, presentation possibilities and various methods of use, always giving way to see its nutritional and organoleptic qualities enhanced, characterized by an intense, prolonged taste and rich in ancestral perfumes.
Very suitable for rural cooking in soup or with the addition of pasta to remember the rich history of its territory, it lends itself very well to today's culinary interpretation, reinventing itself at the base of tasty sauces, various side dishes for meat or lake fish without setting limits to the imagination.
We offer it in packs starting from 200gr. or according to requests.
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