The Sorana bean becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was issued on 14 June 2002.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be made in the Tuscany region.
The Protected Geographical Indication Sorana bean refers to only the dry type of white and red type, made from local ecotypes of legume type of climbing, the botanical species “Phaseolus vulgaris L.”, which was selected in the centuries on the territory .
The Bean Sorana PGI, for flavor, delicacy, and for the extraordinary inconsistency of the integument than similar varieties so as to be of high digestibility, is considered “health product” and recommended by renowned dieticians and nutritionists.
The merit of such goodness is to be attributed to the extraordinary microclimate of the area of ​​origin, a territory climbed the hills of Pescia, in the province of Pistoia, which aided by the sandy soil, poor in calcium and a suitable climate with frost in the early morning, then a nice warm sun, also mitigated by south winds, is the ideal habitat for the cultivation of the bean.
The Bean Sorana PGI White is white milk, with light pearly veins that after cooking assume the characteristic pink color, irregularly shaped and flattened (hence the name badge “piattellino”), much smaller than the common cannellini, high digestibility and delicate flavor.
The Bean Sorana PGI Red color is wine red, with darker streaks, elongated, almost cylindrical, high digestibility and flavor more rustic and intense.


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