Imagine a great valley in bloom, full of different shapes and colours, where nature is the absolute protagonist and let your imagination fly away: this is the Colfiorito’ Plateau.
Here we grow special products, small but full of great surprises, capable of making a great difference. Precious jewels with endless combinations of flavours and colours that allow you to create new and amazing recipes, twisting your usual routine. Pulses, cereals, seeds - all little gems that we of Colfiorito have known for generations.
The result is an endless palette of possibilities, just like the colours of the Plateau in bloom. Dried soups, ready meals, snacks and mixes. Great products of the earth, natural and good, ready to become your best allies every day.
Colfiorito is the perfect inspiration to free your imagination and dedicate yourself to the art of eating well, every day.
Thanks to their great nutritional qualities and their simplicity of preparation, pulses and cereals are a fundamental ingredient in the traditions of many ethnic countries. Why not to be inspired, for a journey around the world through taste?
Mexico is one of the most famous countries for the consumption of beans and many of its traditional recipes see them as protagonists: fajitas, burritos, frijoles refritos and the famous spicy beans with sausage.
Wear ponchos and sombreros and get ready for a big party night!
In India, the cuisine is considered as a true gastronomic art, with great attention to spices but always using the simplest ingredients: rice, vegetables and pulses. Try the Dahl lentil soup, the bean curry or the traditional chapati of chickpeas. A true ethnic atmosphere will fill your kitchen!
The most genuine Italian tradition sees pulses and cereals as not only food, but also a real entertainment for young and old. Who in Italy has not played bingo with dried beans? These little pearls can become ideas for real works of art and games to do all together in family evenings. You can also use them as educational games for your children. Just write a letter or a number on white giant beans or chickpeas, and start creating words right away!
We already know that health begins with healthy eating and proper lifestyles. Since 2010, we have been working with universities and research institutes to develop targeted studies on legumes, cereals and seeds: nutritional benefits and correct ways of consumption in order to contribute to a healthier and more balanced diet.
More than just seeds, but rather little treasures, tasty and healthy. Protective smart foods provide the substances that the body needs to function well (proteins, vitamins, fibres, carbohydrates, unsaturated fats and mineral salts). Protective smart foods are pulses, whole cereals, oily seeds, fruits and vegetables.
PULSES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION IN:
CEREALS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION IN:
THE SEEDS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION IN:
Hence, we can talk about the concept of an “intelligent” meal, where fruits and vegetables occupy half of the meal, cereals occupy a quarter, and proteins occupy another quarter; in this niche legumes are fundamental.
To complete the meal, everything should be seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, spices and aromatic herbs.
In addition, many studies agree on a tip: eat more plant origin food, at least 2/3 of the total food consumed in the day. Animal origin food of should not exceed 1/3 of the total food.
The road to well-being starts from your table.
*SMARTFOOD is a Program in Nutrition Science and Communication of the IEO (European Institute of Oncology)