Greek Giant Beans, Traditional Legumes Variety of Gigantes 1,5kg


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  • Greek Giant White Beans, Traditional Legumes Variety of Gigantes ( Elephant beans ) 1,5kg (Pack of 3 Boxes of 500g Each) : 

    Greece is famous for its pulses which represent a product of an exceptional taste and nutritional value. Nowadays, the nutritional value of legumes is recognized internationally, as they are an essential part of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. For vegetarians and those trying to reduce intake of animal foods, beans provide a protein-rich, low-fat alternative to meat.

    The Giant (Gigantes, Elephantes) Beans from Kastoria are a Greek variety of high quality, thin-skinned, and very easy to prepare (short boiling time), thanks to the unique combination of microclimate, soil composition, and traditional farming techniques used. Our Greek giant white beans offer extraordinary health benefits. They are loaded with antioxidants and provide a good supply of detoxifying molybdenum. They are also a good source of fiber and protein and rank low on the glycemic index. They produce alpha-amylase inhibitors which help regulate fat storage in the body. What's more, white beans deliver a good supply of magnesium, a mineral with multiple health benefits.

    The Greek way of eating beans as the main ingredient of "fasolada" bean soup, has led many to assume that beans are a winter food but the myth is about to be debunked. Bulky and substantial, they can be eaten throughout the year in a dizzying range of fabulous recipes, as an ideal meat alternative that keeps you sated longer and tastes delicious.

    Storage Instructions: Keep it in a cool and dry place. Soak the white beans overnight before cooking them.

  • Ingredients :

      • Greek Giant White Beans Traditional Variety of Gigantes.
  • Cultivation under the Integrated Management Crop system ISO 22000:2005 and AGRO 2-1, AGRO 2-2 certified. Cultivation area: Kastoria, from rich plains of West Macedonia in northern Greece.

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