Fagiolo di Cera, also known as Wax Bean, is a traditional legume variety that is widely cultivated in the Campania region of Italy. This bean is characterized by its elongated shape and vibrant yellow color, which resembles a wax coating. It is primarily grown in the towns and communes of Campania, such as Naples, Salerno, Avellino, and Benevento.

The Fagiolo di Cera has been recognized as a Traditional Agri-food Product (PAT) by the Italian government. This recognition ensures that the bean is produced, processed, and prepared according to specific traditional methods and specifications. It also guarantees the authenticity and quality of the product.

One popular recipe that features Fagiolo di Cera is the “Fagioli all’Uccelletto,” which is a traditional Tuscan dish. It involves cooking the beans with garlic, sage, tomatoes, and olive oil, resulting in a flavorful and hearty side dish. Another delicious recipe is the “Insalata di Fagioli di Cera,” which is a refreshing salad made with blanched wax beans, cherry tomatoes, red onions, and a simple vinaigrette dressing.

1. “Fagiolo di Cera” – www.agraria.org
2. “Fagiolo di Cera: un prodotto tipico campano” – www.campaniagastronomica.it