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COLFIORITO LENTILS

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These Lentils are cultivated on the Colfiorito plateau in Umbria, a worldwide famous area for its excellent quality production and for being an expression of traditional Umbrian tastes.

La Valletta is renowned for its quality products and is heir to a long farming tradition. Its production lands are rich in a long history of artisanal agriculture that guarantees a controlled production process, from harvesting to packaging. The optimal environmental and climatic conditions of this place have always been a guarantee of the uniqueness of the product, which stands out for its colour, flavour and short cooking time. Lentils from Colfiorito are easily recognisable because they are very small and have a characteristic colour rich in nuances ranging from yellow to green to red. These two aspects also come from the soil in which they are produced and distinguish them from other less prized single-coloured varieties.

Tender and very tasty, they can be cooked for about 20 minutes without pre-soaking and are excellent in stews, purées or soups. Their skin holds up perfectly to cooking, remaining intact and maintaining their typical small shape. This makes them particularly suitable if you want to create an elegant and inviting dish.

How to cook them

The traditional recipe for New Year’s Eve dinner in Italy requires stewed lentils accompanied by Zampone or Cotechino. If you want to recreate a typical Umbrian recipe, we recommend the traditional recipe for Colfiorito lentils with tomatoes and potatoes, flavoured with spices such as bay leaves, sage and rosemary. Colfiorito lentils are also ideal for more innovative and modern recipes such as a lentil burger, a creamy legume soup accompanied by pumpkin chips and stracciatella cheese, a fresh salad or finger food for summer lunches and tasty starters.

History

Lentils have an ancient history and have been the most widely cultivated and consumed legume since ancient times. Their protein qualities and rich nutrients have made them a highly valued product over the centuries. We can go back as far as 7000 years to find traces of this legume among the Assyrians, Egyptians and Greeks. According to the narrative, they were the inspiration for the choice of name for one of the most important Roman families of that historical period, the Lentuli, from the Latin name for lentils, ‘lens’. Even today they are still a symbol of good luck and prosperity, given their shape, which resembles that of coins. This belief is also based on an ancient custom of giving a “scarsella” (bag) full of lentils as a gift at the end of the year as a symbol of good fortune and the hope that they would turn into gold doubloons. There is also a long-standing tradition of combining lentils with Zampone or Cotechino.

Ingrediants

Lentils from the Colfiorito plateau. May contain traces of gluten

Ingrediants

Lentils from the Colfiorito plateau. May contain traces of gluten

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