Vanilla Beans of FeneosProduced in the mountain valley of Feneos in the north Peloponnese, "Beans Vanilies Feneos" is a small, oval shaped, white, thin-skinned bean, with 1000 seeds weighing between 270 and 280g. Its sweet taste, ability to boil easily, and the fact that after boiling the seeds and the soft flesh are still intact without being separated from the peel, makes them particularly appealing. They have no preservatives and no pesticides. The net weight is 500g and their packaging involves a vacuum pack.
Registered as a PDO/PGI product, "Beans Vanilies Feneos" differ from other common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) in the following respects:
1) They are richer in dietary fibres by up to 54.4%, as the product contains 27.9-29.9g in every 100g (13.2g for trade beans).
2) They are lower in fat by up to 10%, as the product only contains 1.7-1.9g in every 100g (2-2.5g for trade beans) and lower in calories, as the energy value is 225-233 kcal/100g and 955-963 kj/100g (296 kcal/100g and 1,236 kj/100g respectively for trade beans).
3) They are richer in calcium by up to 56%, with 2,970-2,988 mg/kg (1,312 mg/kg for trade beans).
4) They contain smaller amount of sodium, 97.1-98.1 mg/kg (354mg/kg for trade beans) and lower level of ash, in that the product contains 3.9-4.1g in every 100g (4.4g for trade beans).
Boiled as the main ingredients of salad, cooked in stews, vegetarian burgers or bean fritters and many many more, the best alternative choice to meat. The pulses featured in our collection are selected and packaged by "Fenea Gh" and have been produced in Feneos, a 600m high mountain valley nestled between the 2,400m peaks of Helmos and Zyria in the north Peloponnese, where the rich and fertile land adds its own flavour to the environmentally produced products – land blessed by the gods through Artemis and Hercules. The produce comes from local small-scale farmers, all of whom are land and product registered, who have developed their skills of cultivation from generation to generation, so ensuring the unique strains of the seeds used to provide the ultimate in terms of both quality and taste.
Gigantes beans of FeneosProduced in the mountain valley of Feneos in the north Peloponnese, "Gigantes Feneou" (commonly known as butter beans) retain their particular characteristics through the cultivation techniques applied by local farmers, which have been handed down from generation to generation, and consists of work by hand, from sowing to drying and cleaning. The exclusive selection, by the farmers themselves, of the seeds for sowing for the following year, has the target of preserving the purity of the plant species.
- Ingredients: 100% Gigantes beans of Feneos
- no preservatives, no pesticides
- Net weight: 500g
- Packaging: vacuum pack
Fava of FeneosProduced in the mountain valley of Feneos in the north Peloponnese, "Fava Feneou" derives from the species Lathyrus sativus and is small in size, with 1000 seeds not exceeding 150g in weight. Similar to the above, they have no preservatives and no pesticides. The net weight is 500g and their packaging involves a vacuum pack.
Awaiting registration as a PDO/PGI product, "Fava Feneou" is highly nutritious and boasts the following characteristics: It is rich in proteins, with 100g of the product containing at least 24g, rich in carbohydrates, with 100g of the product containing 44-60g and rich in natural dietary fibres, with 100g of the product containing 12-15g.
Cooked as yellow split pea puree, a must summer dish to serve with olives, sardines, red pepper pates and to have with a cold beer. The pulses featured in our collection are selected and packaged by "Fenea Gh" and have been produced in Feneos, a 600m high mountain valley nestled between the 2,400m peaks of Helmos and Zyria in the north Peloponnese, where the rich and fertile land adds its own flavour to the environmentally produced products – land blessed by the gods through Artemis and Hercules. The produce comes from local small-scale farmers, all of whom are land and product registered, who have developed their skills of cultivation from generation to generation, so ensuring the unique strains of the seeds used to provide the ultimate in terms of both quality and taste.
FENEOS BLACK-EYED PEASIn Feneos, an area identified for its pulses, black-eyed peas are produced, which are valuable from a dietary point of view.
Impressively, one portion of black-eyed peas provides as much as protein as half a steak. Black-eyed peas combine two very important properties: they are low in calories, while being very rich in nutrients.
Features and benefits :
They feed the body with valuable proteins:
Like all pulses, black-eyed peas are rich in the amino acids lysine and threonine, which are substances necessary for the formation of proteins. Black-eyed peas give successful protein combinations with cheese or yogurt, and wheat bread or sesame paste.
Ideal for a macrobiotic diet: Black-eyed peas are an excellent option for a macrobiotic diet, one comprised exclusively of plant food that is non-processed.
Their qualities are plentiful: These pulses – with the funny name “ampelofasoula” at their green tender age - are endowed with many minerals and trace elements, such as potassium, copper, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, and iron (high conciseness). They are a good source of folic acid and they contain soluble fibers, which help to lower cholesterol, and protease inhibitors, which prevent the growth of cancer cells. They also provide abundant vitamin B1 (thiamine), which helps in the production of energy and good functioning of the brain.
SMALL BROWN LENTILOne of the first plant species that human started to cultivate.
With about 30% of their calories from proteins, lentils have the third highest protein level, by weight, of any legume.
The "Health" magazine has chosen lentils as one of the five healthiest foods. The low levels of readily digestible starch (RDS) 5% and the high levels of Slowly Digested Starch (SDS) 30%, make lentils very important for people with diabetes. The remaining 65% of the starch is a resistant starch classified as RS1, a high quality starch resistant, which has 32% amylose.
Lentils are a good source of iron and contain over half of a person's permitted daily allowance in a cup of coffee.
The quantity produced in our region, from this really interesting legume, is minimal. For this reason, and consistent with the principles and philosophy we work with, we have decided to incorporate this legume into our codes, working with specific producers in Thessaly.
Medium ChickpeasOriginally cultivated in the Mediterranean, chickpeas are a very important, nutrient-dense food in the Greek diet providing rich content of protein, dietary fiber, folate, and certain dietary minerals, such as iron and phosphorus. They also contain calcium, potassium, B-complex vitamins and vitamin K.
The high fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6 content all support heart health. Chickpeas contain significant amounts of fiber, which helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, thereby decreasing the risk of heart disease. Research shows that including chickpeas in the diet lowers the amount of low-density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol, in the blood.
Maintaining a low-sodium (low-salt) intake is essential for maintaining a low blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, fewer than 2 percent of United States adults meet the daily 4,700-milligram recommendation.
What distinguishes chickpeas from all other legumes is the excellent quality of the containing proteins, since they provide the essential amino acids for the human body, especially the amino acid methionine.
As a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, chickpeas may offer a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases. Taking this into account, we highly recommend you to include chickpeas in your diet!
Please, take into consideration that the quantity of chickpeas produced in our region is limited, and, for this reason, we have decided to collaborate with reliable producers from Thessaly to ensure that our products meet the highest levels of quality.
TEAWe also provide classic mountain tea coming from Feneos. This tea has several thermal properties and it is recommended by many doctors as analgesic. Soon we will provide more information about this product.