Beans Sarconi become part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released on July 2, 1996.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be carried out in the region of Basilicata.
Beans Sarconi PGI are cultivated for centuries in a particular area of ​​Basilicata. The production area includes several municipalities located in the Province of Potenza.
These products are characteristic as strongly linked to the environment of these areas where the availability of water, and special environmental conditions such as low summer temperatures allow the production of high quality beans absolutely distinguishable from other existing varieties.
The typical sweet taste of these beans depends precisely on the conditions described that allow the seeds to preserve a significant concentration of simple sugars that in a longer time than other varieties are then processed into starch.
The Protected Geographical Indication beans Sarconi is reserved for ecotypes of cannellini and borlotti known locally with the titles: “fasuli Russians”, “tovagliedde creepers”, “fasuli Russians”, “greenish”, “napulitanu vasciu”, “had napulitanu “,” ciuoti or queen “,” tobacco shop “,” munachedda “,” nasieddo “,” maruchedda “,” san michele “,” muruseddu “,” truchisch “,” cannellini climbing “.
Beans Sarconi PGI, with the possible specification of the name or of the local, can be produced as pods shelling fresh or fully ripe for dry grain.


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