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Molise Eye Beans


Kidney beans are a little known type of legumes. They are cultivated in the area of Guglionesi (CB)

They have a small black spot, the eye, on the side which makes them very characteristic.

These beans are rich in vitamins such as A and C as well as minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc and selenium.

In terms of protein, 100 grams of eye beans contain about 23 grams.

Without Preservatives

Product Quantity
: 500 g approx


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Fagioli dall'Occhio, cultivated in the lower part of Molise in the area of Guglionesi, are ideal for those who are on a diet; in fact they are low in calories, contain little fats but at the same time provide a lot of fibers and therefore contribute to increase the sense of satiety.

They are a low glycemic index food, that is they help to keep blood sugar at optimal levels and, just like other beans, they contribute to keep cholesterol at bay.

Black-eyed beans are widely used in American and African cooking.

Traditionally they are eaten on the first of the year, a bit like we do with lentils, because they are considered good luck charms.


As for most legumes, it is necessary to soak eye beans overnight, then rinse them well and cook them in boiling water (without salt).

To make them more digestible, add a small piece of rehydrated kombu seaweed to the cooking water first.

They cook a bit faster than other beans.

Once ready they can be used in different ways:

- in soups of cereals and legumes

- together with rice or pasta

- or as an alternative to animal proteins, for example, mashed with a nice chili sauce prepared at home or combined with bread crumbs and vegetables to make vegan burgers.

Classic recipes

Pasta e fagioli dall'occhio is very tasty, it can be prepared in all seasons, but it is the classic soup excellent in autumn and in winter, to be enjoyed hot with croutons.

Salad with black-eyed beans is an excellent spring and summer dish: perfect for a quick lunch or a picnic.

Of course, it can also serve as a side dish for cold or hot meat and fish dishes.

Preservative Free. Store in a Cool and Dry place

Nutritional Table Occhio Beans

Average values for 100 g of product

EnergyKcal 293
kj 1226
Fats0,5 g
-of which saturated fatty acids0,1 g
Carbohydrates21 g
-of which Sugars3,3 g
Protein8 g
Dietary Fibers10,6 g

Data sheet

Product Quantity
500 g
Region of Origin

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