Lentils Colfiorito Umbrian 2.2 Lbs Italian Harvest

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The Colfiorito Umbrian Lentils are lentils from the Umbrian plateau of Colfiorito. A regional delicacy, these lentils are characterized by their lush brownish-green coloration, and their rich, nutty flavor and silky texture.
For a traditional regional dish, enjoy the rich, buttery flavors of these legumes in stew or with sausage.

The legume is known as the gold of Umbria. This is especially impressive considering the region is one of the main producers of truffles in Italy. Furthermore, it is the main reason the people of Castelluccio have continued to attract tourists.

Village of Castelluccio di Norcia

Castelluccio di Norcia is a village dating back to the thirteenth century that sits at an altitude of 1450 meters in the Sibillini Mountains.

The Flowering of Castelluccio

The large plateau is composed mostly of lentil fields. As they grow, the small and fragile lentil plants get help from other local plants. Together they create perfect growing conditions.

These plants bloom and transform the land surrounding the village into a spectacular and colorful feast for the eyes. Fields become covered in flowers of white, yellow, orange, red, blue and purple. As a result, the scene is reminiscent of some of the finest paintings ever created.

This event attracts thousands of tourists from all around the country each year. Most importantly, it is the main source of income for the people that work and live there.