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Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna - Gustosi Sentieri

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Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna

The Sicilian Black Lentils of Enna are a small and smooth seed, representing one of the oldest cultivars in the Sicilian hinterland.

Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna have a high percentage of proteins and fibers and a low fat content.

The very short stem of our Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna allows only 100% manual cultivation.

Format : 250g

Production : Enna

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

Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna 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.

The Sicilian Black Lentils of Enna are a SlowFood presidium.

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 grown traditional legumes handed down from generation to generation, such as Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna.

The Sicilian Black Lentils of Enna are among the most characteristic , due to the color that clearly distinguishes them from all the others.

Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna, Small, black integument, but red-brownish inside. Grown in loose soil, very rich in iron and proteins, and improve soil fertility !

The genetic variability of the Sicilian Black Lentils of Enna (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.


    • Type : Legume

    • Color : black skin, brownish-red interior

    • Properties : Rich in iron, proteins, soil fertility

    • Recommendations for use : Use our Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna to make a soup, as a simple side dish, stewed, to make a pasta or risotto.

    • Cultivation Technique : Manual

    • Certification : SlowFood Presidium

  • 100% Sustainable Agriculture

Recipes with Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna

Poor food par excellence, Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna are a fundamental ingredient of local cuisine. The classic recipes are soup , enriched with local vegetables and flavored with basil or wild fennel, and pasta and lentils , prepared with broken spaghetti (try it with our Sicilian Spaghetti from Perciasacchi !).

Try this delicious recipe: Sicilian Black Lentil Soup from Enna with Porcini Mushrooms!

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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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Sicilian Black Lentils from Enna - Gustosi Sentieri


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