Fagioli tabacchini, also known as tabacchini beans, are a traditional legume variety found in the Campania region of Italy. This particular type of bean is mainly cultivated in the towns and communes of Avellino, Benevento, and Caserta.
Fagioli tabacchini are small, oval-shaped beans with a creamy texture and a delicate flavor. They are highly regarded for their nutritional value and are often used in traditional Italian dishes. These beans are rich in protein, fiber, and essential minerals, making them a healthy addition to any meal.
One popular recipe that features fagioli tabacchini is the “Pasta e Fagioli” or pasta with beans. This dish combines the cooked beans with pasta, tomatoes, garlic, and herbs to create a hearty and flavorful meal. Another recipe is the “Minestra di Fagioli Tabacchini,” a traditional soup made with fagioli tabacchini, vegetables, and herbs.
Fagioli tabacchini have been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products that are produced using traditional methods and have a strong connection to the local culture and history. This recognition ensures that the beans are grown and processed according to specific specifications, preserving their unique characteristics and quality.
– “Fagioli Tabacchini” – www.agraria.org
– “PAT – Fagioli Tabacchini” – www.pat.campania.it