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Forget what you've known about beans so far. It's not just that Agrifarm beans come from the fertile regions of Northern and Central Greece where they are grown following integrated management principles that keep them away from pesticides and chemicals. They are part of Agrifarm's ambitious Family Farms Project which means they come from small, Greek family farms where agriculture is a way of life and a link to tradition. As an added bonus, Agrifarm beans are meaty, flavorful, thin-skinned, easy to digest, and boil in no time. Beans, these multi-faceted, multi-talented stars of nutrition, have such a high nutrient content that they come highly recommended by nutritionists and health specialists who advise that beans should be consumed on a weekly basis by everyone. Being an astounding source of plant protein and chockfull in indispensable nutrients such as iron and zinc, vitamins, and antioxidants, beans are one of the capstones of the highly acclaimed Mediterranean Diet. Low in fat, they are exorbitantly high in soluble fiber which works towards dropping blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Still, their stardom status doesn't stop at their health benefits. The Greek way of eating beans as the main ingredient of "fasolada" bean soup, has led many to assume that beans are a winter food but the myth is about to be debunked. Bulky and substantial, they can be eaten throughout the year in a dizzying range of fabulous recipes, as an ideal meat alternative that keeps you sated longer and tastes delicious. Agrifarm's beans are small Greek treasures that will make each and every one of the recipes you try a "fit" award winner. Agrifarm beans are a part of the company's Family Farms Project which has won a number of highly prestigious taste awards as well as awards for the packaging of Agrifarm Family Farm pulses. In 2014, that smart, elegant packaging won coveted Best Packaging Solution Silver Award from European Design Awards. In 2015, they swept away the gold at the "Re-Inspire Greece" contest by "Gaea". Inspired by the burlap sacks in which legumes were traditionally stored in the old days, the packaging is designed on a story-telling concept and it's made from 100% handcrafted Greek cotton-based material that allows the pulses to breathe and thus keep all of their nutritional value. It includes a QR Code which, when scanned with a Smartphone, tells you where in Greece the product comes from and how it was processed.
  • Net Weight
    500g
  • Gross Weight
    505g
  • Width
    9.5cm
  • Depth
    5cm
  • Height
    25cm
Product History
Greece is famous for its variety of legumes as a product of exceptional cultural and nutritional value. Today, the nutritional value of legumes is recognized internationally, as they constitute a key element of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. Legumes, in addition to soup, can be enjoyed cooked in a pot or in the oven, in salad recipes mixed with various vegetables, accompanying meat or cooked in risotto recipes.
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AGRIFARM
Agrifarm Premium Products is a form of collaborative production and standardization of agricultural products farmed in a completely natural way on privately-owned farms in Central Greece as well as in selectively chosen agricultural areas throughout the rest of Greece. Under this innovative form, production relies on “smart” agricultural management anchored on modern cultivation methods and mindful of stewardship of natural resources free and unencumbered by extensive use of fertilizers and strong pesticides. It is within that framework that Agrifarm has developed and implements its “Refarming Greece” model and approach. “Refarming Greece” is an integrated management system embracing local agricultural production with a view to optimizing production quality of agricultural products. The model is an Agrifarm initiative targeting the creation and growth of a specific business culture for all parties involved in the supply chain of agricultural products. The key requisite for the success of the Refarming Greece model is Agrifarm’s belief that the provision of quality products bearing specific characteristics and under distinct specifications starts at the farming ground. Agrifarm’s vivid vision and driven mission is to produce authentic Greek Mediterranean products of premium quality which are offered in modern, innovative packaging that showcases the products’ authenticity and excellence of quality.
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Lamia

Lamia, hailed as the Noble Lady of Roumeli, is the capital of the Regional Unit of Phthiotis, Region of Central Greece. Mythological accounts are unclear as to the origin of the city’s name. One account says that it was built by Lamos, son of Hercules and Omphale, Queen of Lydia who was the one to purchase Hercules from Hermes after Hercules had been sold as a slave per Zeus’ command. Another account maintains that it was built by mythological Lamia, daughter of Poseidon and Queen of the Trachineans. Whatever the legendary case may have been, the founders of the city chose its location very carefully: Situated as it is at the foothills of Mount Othrys, near Sperchios River, Lamia acquired great strategic significance. Archaeological studies have revealed that the area has been inhabited since at least the Bronze Age (2800-1100 BC). Due to its strategic position, Lamia’s past is an illustrious one. Silent witnesses to that past are Lamia’s ancient monuments, churches, and historical locations which unravel the city’s history before the eyes of visitors to the area’s lovely sights.

Lamia’s Medieval Castle is the most famous one. Built on a rocky hill, it towers over the city and affords a panoramic view of the enchanting Valley of Sperchios River, the peaks of Mounts Oiti, Kallidromo, legendary Othrys, Parnassos, Ghiona, and of the Malian Gulf. Lamia’s historical Bridge of Alamana retains unaltered the collective memory from the battle fought there and the tragic defeat of Athanassios Diakos and his men by the Ottoman troops in 1822. A visit to the nearby site of historical Thermopylae is “must” as it is the location of the Battle of Thermopylae known the world over. In 482 BC, at the narrow coastal passage that existed there in antiquity, 300 Spartans under King Leonidas of Sparta clashed and held off King Xerxes’ considerable Persian forces until betrayed by Ephialtes. The last historical stop is Anthele, an early centre of the Delphinian Amphictiony and the place of origin of the Greeks’ civil history. The breathtaking sights around Lamia, its cultural heritage, and the warm hospitality lavished by Lamia residents on the area’s visitors have made the city a pole of well-deserved tourism attraction.

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Medium beans from Lamia "Agrifarm Premium Products" 500g

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Product code: 001527 Gross Weight 505g
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Humble beans reach stardom in their Greek, flavorful version. Meaty, versatile, and hard-to-find, they are grown in small family farms in Northern and Central Greece. What’s more their "purely" Greek identity nestles within packaging which apart from being handmade and inviting, tells you a story that has led it all the way to prestigious awards!
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