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Black Sicilian chickpeas from Leonforte - Terre di Chiesa

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Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte

The Sicilian Black Chickpeas of Leonforte are a native variety of the Sicilian territory, they are wrinkled to the touch and with an irregular shape that resembles the head of a ram.

Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte, this lesser-known type of legume is rich in fiber and iron .

Unlike the white ones , Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte require longer cooking times and have a more intense flavour!

Format : 250 g

Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte, is an ancient cultivar typical of this area.

Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte are a typical legume from the province of Enna, rich in iron and with an intense flavour.

The Sicilian Black Chickpeas of Leonforte are an ancient and endangered legume, therefore particularly rare and valuable, since this variety requires the use of manual labor in the production phases, and it is possible to cultivate small extensions.

Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte, among the most characteristic , due to the color that clearly distinguishes them from all the others.

Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte, black seedlings, grown in loose soil, very rich in iron and proteins, and improve soil fertility !

Production location: the Ennesi Hills

The Enna hills are part of that Sicilian hinterland where cereals and legumes alternate with olive groves and orchards. In this area, cold and humid in winter, hot and arid in summer, in the period between winter and spring, farmers have always cultivated traditional legumes handed down from generation to generation, such as the Sicilian Black Chickpeas of Leonforte.

The genetic variability of the Sicilian Black Chickpeas of Leonforte (evidenced by the frequent presence of non-black seeds) is not a defect, but on the contrary an asset, which allows them to survive and adapt to climate change which is making these areas increasingly arid.

Features :

  • Origin: ITALY – LEONFORTE (EN)
  • Weight and Packaging Type: 250g Bag
  • Ingredients: Dried black chickpeas
  • Appearance : intact seeds, small in size and black in colour
  • Sensory characteristics : Typical smell, flavor and color of the product.
  • How to consume : Soak the chickpeas for 24 hours and then consume them after cooking
  • Cooking times : 60 minutes
  • Primary packaging : Envelope
  • Quality : Food-grade Polypropylene➢ Dimensions: 60x220+40
  • Secondary packaging : Corrugated cardboard
  • Dimensions in cm : 30 x 22 x 10
  • TMC / expiry date : the expiry date is indicated on the back of the envelope
  • Shelf life : 18 months from the date of packaging
  • Method of indicating the production batch: The batch is made up of five numbers, where the first three indicate the day of the year of packaging, while the remaining two indicate the year, and is indicated on the back of the package.
  • Storage method : Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Transport Mode: Room temperature. Transport takes place using closed, clean, dry vehicles free from anomalous odors. The transported goods are placed on pallets and protected by stretch film.

Terre di Chiesa: Only quality legumes

Tradition synonymous with quality and authenticity, “Terre di Chiesa” is the project conceived by the Mulinello Agricultural Company and dedicated to legumes from the Leonforte area.

It is the brand that distinguishes the company's commitment to the protection and enhancement of this extraordinary heritage, that of legumes, typical local products made according to the centuries-old peasant tradition that preserves their quality and authenticity.

Terre di Chiesa is a leading company in the cultivation and marketing of the following products: black lentil, white lentil, broad bean, shelled broad bean, black chickpeas, white chickpeas and grass pea. Extraordinary and unique products with high protein content.

Recipes with Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte

Leonforte's Sicilian Black Chickpeas are a fundamental ingredient of local cuisine.

The classic recipes with Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte are soup , enriched with local vegetables and flavored with basil or wild fennel, and pasta and chickpeas , even better if prepared with our Sicilian Ditalini!
Try our super creamy Pasta and Chickpeas now with our Sicilian Black Chickpeas from Leonforte !

Ingredients :

250 g ofboiled Sicilian white chickpeas

250 g of Sicilian black chickpeas from Leonforte

200 g of Sicilian Ditalini pasta

1 medium onion or 1 clove of garlic

1 carrot

1 small chili pepper

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Vegetable broth and chickpea cooking water as needed (about 2 liters in total)

1 sprig of rosemary

2 sage leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

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Shipping Times and Information

We are committed to bringing to your home the best taste and freshness that the Sicilian artisan food and wine tradition has to offer!

For this reason, ordinary delivery times, from the moment of notification of shipment, are generally between 7 and 15 working days:

  • In some cases the products are immediately available and ready to leave in a short time and therefore we will proceed with shipping immediately! Shipping within the national territory can also affect the speed.
  • In other cases , to guarantee maximum freshness and quality, the products are made specifically for your order! So, to produce your freshest specialties, it takes its time. International shipping may also affect the speed.

We know that speed is an important factor and for this reason we are committed to processing your orders in the shortest time.

You can follow the progress of your shipment with the no. tracking that will arrive by email a few days after the order, when the package is ready to be shipped to you!

Our staff is always available to provide you with all the information on your order and to ensure that you receive the best of our products in the shortest time possible!

Important information for USA Customers : unfortunately at the moment we CANNOT ship ALCOHOL and FISH IN OIL.

Important information for SWITZERLAND and UK customers: unfortunately we CANNOT ship ALCOHOL at the moment.

However, let's remember that all the other products are available... and delicious! Thank you.

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Black Sicilian chickpeas from Leonforte - Terre di Chiesa


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