The bean is the seed of a leguminous plant, annual herbaceous plant imported from South America after the discovery of the New World.
For the people of Central and South America, the vegetable proteins obtained from beans and other leguminous plants like soja are still the main - and sometimes the one and only - source of proteins.
Also in Italy the cultivation of beans have been successful, especially among the poorest groups of people and in periods of economic crisis, above all in Central-Southern Italy. Today, the cultivation of beans is widespread in the regions of Piemonte, Veneto, Campania, and Lazio. In Piemonte there are large cultivated areas in the surroundings of Fossano, while in Saluggia the cultivation of beans is more localized, but of great quality.
The bean variety cultivated in Saluggia is the result of a series of factors: the selections carried out over the years, the climate, and the soil features distinguish Saluggia bean from products obtained from similar cultivars.
|Azienda Agricola Roberto Molinatto||Saluggia (VC)|
|Bono Giovanni||Saluggia (VC)|
|Cooperativa Agricola Valverde (S.R.L.)||Saluggia (VC)|
|Dalmasso Dario||Saluggia (VC)|
|Formica Franco||Saluggia (VC)|
|Formica Giorgio||Saluggia (VC)|
|Formica Renzo||Saluggia (VC)|
|Gasparini Francesco e Antonio||Saluggia (VC)|
|Melle Renzo||Saluggia (VC)|
|Negro Franco e Bruno||Saluggia (VC)|
|Sivornino Paolo||Saluggia (VC)|
|Tomatis Marco||Saluggia (VC)|
|Agrinova - Societa' Agricola Cooperativa||Sant'Antonino di Saluggia (VC)|
|Agriturismo Greppi Massimo||Crescentino (VC)|