The Giant (Gigantes Elephantes) Beans from Prespes are a Greek variety of high quality, thin-skinned and very easy to prepare (short boiling time) that has been cultivated in this area since the 16th century. This variety is distinguished by the large size of beans, their reniform shape and white colour.
Our organic giant beans are grown around the Mikri Prespa lake, a place of unique beauty and cultural tradition. The cultivation takes place at an altitude of 860m, in the protected area of the Prespes National Park and in small family farms. The farmers still preserve the traditional farming methods. The soil is light, warm and fertile, rich in organic matter that drains well. The pH is close to the optimum for growing, that is pH = 5.8-6.
They are soft and smooth. Their taste is so rich and full that they are delicious even plain, without any kind of sauce. Try them cooked in the oven or discover new ways to enjoy them in salads or along with meat or shellfish.
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Country of Origin Greece Preparation Place the dry beans in a pan and add some water as to cover them. Let them soak for about 10 to 12 hours. After soaking them remove all the floating beans. Rinse well with water. Then cook them. Add salt always at the end. Cooking time: Saucepan 2 hours. Pressure cooker 1 hour. Storage Preserve in a cool dry place, avoiding exposure to humidity and to direct sunlight. Additional Information Recipes can be found at www.arosis.gr