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Decorticated broad bean

The decorticated broad beans of Poggio Aquilone are varieties of small beans highly digestible, typical of the area between Todi, Orvieto and Amelia.

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The decorticated broad beans of Poggio Aquilone are varieties of small beans highly digestible, typical of the area between Todi, Orvieto and Amelia. The sowing is done in the winter cold and harvesting under the July sun, with completely dry plants. They bring numerous benefits to the body and effectively counteract anemia, they are ideal for a low-calorie diet, therefore they help to lose weight.
Without soaking, cook in boiling water for about 25 minutes.
Pack of 500 g in a protected atmosphere.

Nutritional properties
The broad bean plant has an erect stem and is up to one meter tall, producing linear pods up to 30 cm long which contain oval and flat seeds inside. This plant is usually grown as a forage plant. The seeds contained in the pods have excellent nutritional properties such as a high content of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins (A, B, C, K, E, PP), mineral salts (important for their drainage action) and fibres. Rich in folic acid, very important for the functions of the nervous system, for the synthesis of DNA and RNA, broad beans are useful during pregnancy to prevent some malformations of the fetus. Furthermore, thanks to the high manganese content, they are a valid aid in the prevention of arthritis and osteoporosis.

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Data sheet

Weight
500 g
Ingredients
Organic Decorticated Broad Bean

Our recipe
Broad bean cream

Ingredients for 4 people

Method

  • 300g of decorticated broad beans
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 onion
  • 600 ml of vegetable broth
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste.

Finely chop the carrot, celery and onion and brown them for two minutes in a pot with extra virgin olive oil, then add the decorticated broad beans, let them flavor well and cover them with the broth vegetable.

Leave to cook for 25 minutes on low heat. When the broad beans are ready, you can obtain the cream with the blender, leaving a few whole beans.

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