Lenticchia di Valle Agricola

Lenticchia di Valle Agricola is a traditional Italian legume that is grown in the Campania region of southern Italy. It is specifically cultivated in the towns and communes of Valle Agricola, including the municipalities of Capaccio, Albanella, and Montecorvino Rovella. This region is known for its fertile soil and favorable climate, which provides the perfect conditions for growing high-quality lentils.

The Lenticchia di Valle Agricola has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PAT) status, which guarantees its authenticity and origin. According to the specifications, these lentils must be cultivated in the designated area using traditional methods and specific varieties of lentil seeds. They are known for their small size, round shape, and distinctive flavor.

One popular recipe that features Lenticchia di Valle Agricola is “Lenticchie e Salsicce,” which is a hearty dish made with lentils and sausages. Another Traditional Recipess is “Minestra di Lenticchie,” a lentil soup that is often enjoyed during the winter months. These recipes showcase the versatility and deliciousness of this local legume.

Sources:
1. “Lenticchia di Valle Agricola” – Consorzio di Tutela Lenticchia di Valle Agricola (www.lentichediagricola.it)
2. “Lenticchia di Valle Agricola” – Prodotti Tipici Campani (www.prodottitipicicampani.it)