Umbrian Legumes and Cereals

Umbrian Legumes and Cereals

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Umbrian legumes and cereals from the rural tradition

The goal of our portal is to offer the products that best express the flavors, ancient tastes and traditions of Umbria, a region that has always had a very strong relationship with the land. Ecosustainability, naturalness and genuineness are the three main cornerstones of our e-commerce that offers a wide and varied offer both from a quantitative and qualitative point of view to bring taste, taste, smiles and vivacity to the table of our customers. The site is structured in definitive areas where it is possible to analyze the properties, the production methods and the best combinations of the products offered in the online showcase. The vegetables and cereals offered are grown in Umbria according to the ancient techniques of crop rotation.

Umbrian legumes and cereals

The offer of Umbrian legumes is very wide and among the flagships of our proposal there are:

  • chickpeas;
  • borlotti beans;
  • cannellini beans;
  • lentils.

Chickpeas are rich in protein, fiber and carbohydrates and represent one of the excellence of Umbrian peasant cultivation. Chickpeas in oil and chickpea soup are among the main Umbrian recipes in autumn. This legume has important beneficial properties for the body as:

  • fights cholesterol;
  • regularize the intestine;
  • improves the functionality of the cardiovascular system;
  • it does not contain gluten and is therefore suitable for coeliacs.

The Umbrian borlotti beans are obtained from selected seeds and are subjected to an accurate screening and cleaning process with subsequent color selection. The stewed borlotti beans and the pasta with beans and chickpeas are delicious Umbrian recipes suitable for cold periods. Here are the main properties of borlotti:

  • they control blood sugar and cholesterol;
  • counteract constipation and hemorrhoids;
  • prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease.

Cannellini beans, also called white beans, are typical Italian legumes widely used in traditional Umbrian cuisine. They can be fresh, frozen, dried, boiled or preserved in a jar and represent a widespread ingredient for pasta dishes or side dishes. The macco di fagioli is a typical Umbrian dish and consists of a sort of polenta flavored with other ingredients. Cannellini beans are an excellent health ally because:

  • they are ideal for those suffering from diabetes;
  • limit the absorption of fat in the blood;
  • they have a purifying effect.

Among the cereals present in our online showcase there is the pearl spelled, considered an ancient grain since over the millennia it has not undergone any manipulation by man. The pearl spelled differs from the raw one because it has no external film and is therefore easier and faster to cook. Spelled salad with vegetables and cereals is a light meal typical of the Umbrian tradition. Spelled is particularly indicated in many diets because:

  • it contains a high content of selenium and phytic acid, so it is an excellent antioxidant;
  • regulates the intestine;
  • it leaves no heaviness in the stomach but gives a sense of lasting satiety.

Another typical legume of the Umbrian culinary tradition is the lentil which has numerous beneficial properties for the organism and lends itself perfectly as a pairing with numerous dishes. According to some fossil findings, lentils even represent the oldest legume cultivated by man, in fact the first traces date back to 7000 BC. Stewed lentils and lentil soup are among the most popular dishes of Umbrian cuisine. They are very suitable for the diet because:

  • prevent the onset of arteriosclerosis;
  • improve the functioning of the intestinal system;
  • keep against cholesterol;
  • they have important antioxidant properties;
  • rebalance the nervous system.

At Agricola Locci we are very keen to offer our customers healthy and genuine products and for this reason we select the best legumes and cereals from our Umbria region, which boasts a long rural, rural and agricultural tradition.