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Fava Cottoia di Modica - Tasty Trails

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Fava Cottoia from Modica

The Fava Cottoia di Modica from Slow Food , its name derives from a quick cooking that does not require previous soaking.

Fava Cottoia from Modica is excellent for preparing "Macco", the traditional Sicilian velvety soup!

Format : 500g

Production : Modica

The Fava Cottoia di Modica is a SlowFood Presidium that preserves this ancient traditional variety of the Iblei plateaus and in particular of Modica.

The Cottoia di Modica broad bean is a broad bean that cooks faster than other broad beans, and is characterized by a very tasty aroma!

Production location: Modica

Fava Cottoia di Modica is produced in the town of Modica, one of the pearls of Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is known for its architectural beauty and the artisan workshops that process cocoa beans.

Until the end of the 1940s, the economy of the town of our Fava Cottoia di Modica was based on agriculture and livestock farming: the pastures where the Modican breed was bred alternated with cultivated fields divided by dry stone walls typical of the area. Olive or carob trees, often associated with wheat, were the most widespread crops.

In this context, the Fava Cottoia di Modica was used to feed livestock and as a legume in the rotation of cereal crops, thanks to its ability to fix nitrogen and leave it in the soil.

In some districts of Modica, however, the Fava Cottoia di Modica was well present as an ingredient in the local cuisine, especially with an easy cooking that spread the term cottoia!

The laborers were given the daily ration of "half a cup" which corresponded to 500 grams, cooked alone or accompanied by vegetables.

With the improvement in the standard of living of the rural population and with the consequent increase in meat consumption (almost as a social redemption), the consumption of broad beans and the cultivation, specifically of Fava Cottoia di Modica , has gradually decreased, thus becoming very rare and sought after.

Fava Cottoia di Modica can be consumed fresh starting from the third ten days of May or dried all year round.


    • Type : Legume

    • Color : Whitish/red shades

    • Cooking time : 45min

    • Cooking Method : No soaking required! Easy cooking.

    • Recommendations for use : Use our Fava Cottoia di Modica to prepare the famous Sicilian cream soup: the "Macco" of broad beans! Otherwise, you can use it very well as a side dish or for a delicious soup prepared with broken spaghetti (try it with our Sicilian Spaghetti from Perciasacchi !)

    • Cultivation Technique : Manual

    • Certification : SlowFood Presidium

  • 100% Sustainable Agriculture

How do you prepare the "Macco" of broad beans with our Fava Cottoia from Modica and our Sicilian Spaghetti from Perciasacchi ? Here's the recipe!

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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.
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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.

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