Lupino del Pollino is a traditional food product from the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It is a type of lupin bean that is grown in the Pollino National Park, which is located in the provinces of Potenza and Cosenza. Lupino del Pollino can be found in various towns and communes in Basilicata, including Castelluccio Superiore, Mormanno, and Rotonda.

In these towns, Lupino del Pollino can be purchased at local stores and shops that specialize in regional products. Some recommended places to find Lupino del Pollino include “La Bottega del Gusto” in Castelluccio Superiore and “Il Lupino del Pollino” in Rotonda. These establishments offer a wide range of Lupino del Pollino products, including lupin beans, lupin flour, and lupin-based snacks.

Lupino del Pollino has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) certification, which guarantees its traditional production methods and high quality. The specifications of Lupino del Pollino include the use of specific lupin bean varieties, traditional cultivation techniques, and a careful selection and processing of the beans.

One popular recipe that features Lupino del Pollino is “Lupin Bean Salad.” To prepare this dish, the lupin beans are boiled until tender and then mixed with chopped tomatoes, onions, olives, and fresh herbs. Another delicious recipe is “Lupin Bean Hummus,” where the lupin beans are blended with garlic, lemon juice, tahini, and olive oil to create a creamy and flavorful dip.

Sources:
– “Lupino del Pollino” – Official website of Basilicata Region (www.regione.basilicata.it)
– “Prodotti Tipici” – Pollino National Park (www.parcopollino.gov.it)
– “La Bottega del Gusto” – Official website (www.labottegadelgusto.it)
– “Il Lupino del Pollino” – Official website (www.illupinodelpollino.it)