Pink Fortore Chickpea
Pink Fortore Chickpea packaged in a jute bag. Product from organic farming free of chemical treatments and without preservatives, cultivated using the extensive technique and harvested by hand.
Dried Fortore pink chickpea
Did you know that... the pink Fortore chickpea is an excellent local product, round in shape, pink on the outside and straw yellow on the inside.
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History and tradition of the Fortore pink chickpea
This legume has been cultivated for centuries by local farmers, who have selected and improved it over time to obtain the characteristic pink variety. Today, Fortore pink chickpea is recognised as a high quality product thanks to its delicate flavour and creamy texture. It is still grown according to traditional methods, without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers, making it an organic and sustainable product. The Fortore Pink Chickpea has recently been added to the Slow Food Presidium's list (to be verified), testifying to the local community's commitment to safeguarding gastronomic traditions and the environment.
The health benefits of the Fortore Pink Chickpea
The Fortore Pink Chickpea is not only a versatile ingredient in the kitchen, but also offers a series of health benefits.
- It is a source of protein, fibre and complex carbohydrates, making it an excellent choice for vegetarians and vegans
- It is rich in B vitamins, iron and zinc, which help maintain a healthy immune system and prevent anaemia
- Fortore pink chickpea is also known for its low glycaemic index, which means it does not cause blood sugar spikes and can help keep blood sugar levels stable
Regional cuisine: the use of Cece Rosa del Fortore
Cece Rosa del Fortore is a key ingredient in the regional cuisine of the Fortore area. It is used in the preparation of many typical recipes, such as pink chickpea soup or pasta and chickpeas. Fortore pink chickpeas are also often combined with other local ingredients such as liver sausage, 'peperone crusco' or homemade bread. Thanks to its versatility, the Fortore pink chickpea is an essential part of the local culinary tradition and a symbol of the region's gastronomic culture.