"Prespa beans" Prefecture of Florina Things to Do Tip by elsadran

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The use of chemical fertilisers and hormones is generally avoided. All diseases are confronted with natural methods! Biological methods of cultivation were introduced in Prespa region in 1992. With the support and urge of SPP the locals managed to insist on organic farming. So today the production has increased a lot with certifications from the local SPP as well as from Europe.
There are different kinds and sizes. The big beans are called ?gigantes? meaning ?giants? and are good for the oven. The medium ones are good for soup and the smaller ones are mostly for salads. Black beans are mixed with white ones and are also used in salads or cooked with meat.
If you buy, keep them in a cloth bag and they will be perfect for use when you go back home. They cost 5-6euros per kilo.
The organic beans are of high nutritional value because they are rich in proteins and vitamins, in iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and copper. In normal beans the concentration of these elements is poor.
They are famous for being very tasty ? and indeed they are, I cooked them myself!

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  • Updated Aug 11, 2009
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