The Rotonda PDO White Beans is always appreciated as a genuine and high quality product, it is characterized by a high protein content and a low percentage of seedlings in the seeds, which is very interesting because it is linked to the cooking time and the pleasantness of the cooked product. In the kitchen is ideal for pasta and beans, soups, soups or simply seasoned with extra virgin olive oil.
The Rotonda PDO White Beans has the characteristic round shape of the size of a pearl and delicate flavor. It has a very high content of noble proteins and a very thin skin. This reduces the cooking time (about 35 minutes) and makes it very enjoyable on the palate.
The production area of the PDO “Rotonda Beans” includes the entire territory delimited by the irrigation area of the Mercure Valley, comprising the following municipalities in the province of Potenza: Rotonda, Castelluccio Inferiore, Castelluccio Superiore and Viggianello.
White beans represent an important expression of local history and gastronomy, over the years have been handed down recipes of tasty dishes; Even Giuseppe Garibaldi was a great admirer. It is reported that on 2 September 1860, returning from Sicily, Garibaldi stopped at Rotonda to sleep and eat, tasted the Bianchi beans and was so pleasantly impressed that he decided to bring a small amount to be sown in his Caprera.