Beans have a lower protein content but readily combine with the nutrients of other vegetables, grains and starches, such as rice, wholemeal pasta, and corn.  Recent studies have shown that the regular consumption of beans improves blood pressure and leads to weight loss. Rich in vitamins A, B, C, E and fibre which stimulates the metabolism, beans are also a good source of minerals and trace elements, such as calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. In traditional medicine, bean pods and pericarps are used for the preparation of purifying herbal teas as it is believed that these parts of the plant possess diuretic and antidiabetic properties.


Rich in fibre and protein, and low in fat., the beans are first cooked until tender, then simmered slowly in a lightly spiced tomato sauce, until they take their distinctive and savoury flavour.  Baked beans are a typical ingredient in the traditional English breakfast and for the iconic dish of beans on toast. Baked beans can be eaten as an accompaniment to meats, such as artisanal hotdogs, knockwurst, or sausages, and for barbecues they are great: simply add a little barbecue sauce, some chopped onions, and you have tasty, campfire beans!

  • perfect as a side dish for meat
  • contain all essential amino acids


Preserved borlotti beans are made from carefully selected beans, boiled to preserve their intense flavour and floury interior. Rich in protein, fibre, potassium, zinc, iron and copper and B vitamins (including folate, very important in pregnancy). Borlotti beans have a low glycaemic index, a high fibre content helpful for diabetics, and because they contain all essential amino acids, they are ideal for strengthening muscles Borlotti beans are delicious and endlessly varied with cooked with pasta; delicious in a summer salad, or a classic bean soup. Truly, a can of borlotti beans on your kitchen shelf is your ally through all of the year’s seasons. ready to use to eat hot or cold.

  • perfect with pasta
  • suitable for slow cooking
  • contain all essential amino acids


Cannellini beans are carefully boiled preserving their delicate taste and creamy interior. Rich in protein and fibre like all legumes, they are also rich in Vitamin K, phosphorus, calcium, copper, manganese, potassium, thus providing most of the benefits of meat, dairy and fruit, all in one. Perfect for the preparation of delicious creams and purees, they are also ideal for savoury first courses of pasta, rice or polenta.

  • perfect for creams and purees
  • suitable for delicate cooking
  • ideal for bone health thanks to their vitamin K content


Butter beans are boiled, in order to preserve their buttery consistency and tender texture. Rich in proteins and fibres like all legumes, they are also high in iron, vitamin B and manganese, they help the immune system and are a natural source of antioxidants. They are perfect for fresh summer salads, as well as soups and side dishes.

  • perfect in salads
  • suitable for cold dishes
  • naturally rich in antioxidants