SCC.0056.0450 SCC.0056.0450

Dwarf Fortore Cicerchia

Net weight: 450 g - 15,87 oz

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Cicerchia Nana del Fortore hand-picked to preserve all its characteristics and organoleptic properties. Packed in an elegant jute bag.

COD: SCC.0056.0450
EAN: 8052570770144
Nutritional values
Average values ​​for 100 gr
Energy value
303 kcal - 1276 kJ
1,2 g
of which saturated
0,3 g
41 g
of which sugars
2,3 g
21,3 g
20 g
0,055 g

Dwarf Fortore Cicerchia  

Tips and curiosities of the tomolo

The consumption of chickling peas seems to be the secret of longevity and of the very low incidence of cardiovascular disease among the inhabitants of Campodimonte, a town in the province of Latina, a characteristic that prompted the World Health Organisation to promote an in-depth study.

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The curse of the chickling vetch

Chickling vetch is an ancient legume. For centuries, it was one of the staple foods of peasants and poorer populations, who used it in large quantities to feed themselves in times of hardship and famine.

Its massive use favoured the spread of a neurological syndrome called "latirism", caused by the presence of an amino acid that was considered toxic and for a long time considered the cursed legume.

In reality, the chances of getting poisoned by vetch are very low - we should eat vetch practically every day!

The effect of the poison is completely prevented by boiling and soaking for 12 to 24 hours.


The properties of vetch

The nutritional composition of chickling vetch is not very different from that of the better known and more widely consumed pulses such as chickpeas, lentils and beans.

Chickling vetch is rich in:


  • soluble and insoluble fibre
  • it is low in polyunsaturated fats, making it an excellent source of B vitamins
  • minerals, iron, calcium, potassium and phosphorus

Chickling vetch is suitable for all ages, but particularly for the elderly and for those in a weakened or convalescent state. It lowers blood cholesterol and helps the cardiovascular system.


Soaking and cooking chickling vetch

Chickling peas must be soaked in lukewarm salted water for at least 12 hours, rinsing 2 or 3 times. At the end of the soaking period, they must be rinsed and are ready to be cooked in a pressure cooker for at least 2 hours or 40-60 minutes.

Their flavour is similar to that of chickpeas, but more delicate, so they are eaten as they are, seasoned in the simplest way with a drizzle of EVO oil, poured directly onto the plate rather than cooked, salt and crushed aromatic herbs.

Then there are the various chickpea-based soups, broths, velvety soups, all of which can be prepared very easily by adding the flavours we prefer: tomatoes, hot peppers, garlic, pepper.