The fava of Schinoussa comes from a very small production, it is pure, boiled with a special taste.
The seed, which belongs to the local variety Katsouni (pisum-sativum) has been inherited from previous generations, is cultivated in the fertile soils of the island, without the use of fertilizers and pesticides and is watered with little rainwater.
No pesticides or fertilizers are used in its cultivation. It is as pure as the soil that gives birth to it and ... it is not accidental that it is described as "the gold of Schinoussa"
"Katsouni" (from which the Schinoussa Fava is produced), is the rare legume (pisum sativum), which gives the sweet, fine, and delicious Schinoussa fava. An excellent source of carbohydrates (63%) and protein (20%) which enhances its nutritional value, as it is a rich source of vegetable protein. Also rich in soluble fiber. Boil it (after washing it well) in a ratio of 3 parts water / 1 bean. First on high heat, to skim, and then on low, stirring often, and putting an onion cut in four and salt (ideally with authentic sea salt - we have so much to choose from! -). When the onion is melted, remove, add olive oil and serve (with capers, or kritamo, or caramelized onions!).
The cultivation of Katsouni is difficult, as the plant is delicate and the whole process must be done by hand. It gathers in the morning with the dew, before dawn, because if the sun sees it, it breaks and falls. Also, if after threshing it does not blow to become the traditional loaf (the separation of straw and fruit) and remains, it lights up and is destroyed. Because of these difficulties, its cultivation was almost abandoned in recent decades. Only in the last decade have some young growers begun to resurrect the crop and introduce it to the public.
GREEK FANA SCHINOUSAS 1KG
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