The Fagiolina del Trasimeno is a tiny cowpea with ancient roots. It is grown exclusively in the territory of the Municipalities surrounding the Lake by the same name, and all the operations – from sowing to harvesting, threshing and winnowing – are still performed manually.

Its skin is thin and the beans are tender in the mouth, buttery and very tasty.


Compared to the common beans, the protein content of the Fagiolina is 5 to 15% higher, while the fiber content in 30 to 50% higher. The soluble component of the fiber in particular is up to 200% higher, and being also rich in zinc, selenium, and B3 vitamin the Fagiolina is a real prodigy as far as its nutritional values go.





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