Among the best known and most widespread legumes in Italy, borlotti beans are characterized by a pinkish brown color with red streaks and an elongated shape. Thanks to the intense flavor, with a sweet and sour nuance, they are delicious for soups, vegetable stews or to accompany salads. They pair equally well with warmer spices and are great in vegetarian recipes.
100% Italian Borlotti beans
May contain traces of cereals containing gluten, soy and lupine.
Our Borlotti beans must always be kept tightly closed in a cool and dry place, away from sources of light and heat.
Beans are an excellent source of vegetable protein to include in a balanced and healthy diet, especially when combined with cereals f. The Borlotti beans, in addition to being rich in proteins, also provide a lot of fiber and are a natural source of important minerals, such as potassium and magnesium.
Distinctive ingredient of many Italian traditional recipes: pasta and beans, rice and bisi… and thanks to their versatility perfect for salads, tacos and risottos.
For a classic Borlotti bean soup, soak the legumes for about 8 hours. Once ready, rinse well and carry out a visual check. Meanwhile, pour cold water (or vegetable broth) into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Season with salt, pour in the dried beans and lower the heat. Cook for about 1 hour on a low heat and almost at the end of cooking add some aromatic herbs (bay leaves, rosemary, oregano). Once ready, serve the mixture hot with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some croutons.
Here the nutritional values of the 100% Italian Bolotti beans:
|AVERAGE VALUE||PER 100g||PER PORZIONE|
|Energia||1363 kJ/ 323 kcal||682 kJ/162 kcal|
|Grassi||2,0 g||1,0 g|
|di cui acidi grassi saturi||0,0 g||0,0 g|
|Carboidrati||47,5 g||23,8 g|
|di cui zuccheri||3,5 g||1,8 g|
|Fibre||17,3 g||8,7 g|
|Proteine||20,2 g||10,1 g|
|Sale||0,00 g||0,00 g|
|Potassio||1393 mg (10% VNR)**||696,5 mg (35% VNR)**|
|Magnesio||176 mg (47% VNR)**||88 mg (24% VNR)**|