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The lentil of Umbria origin has roundish and flattened seeds, they are small and can have a different colourful looks, that can go from speckled green to light brown. It is characterized by a thick peel and a unique taste.
Originally from Asia Minor, lentils are one of the oldest food crops known to the human being, since the beginning of Umbrian agricultural civilization.
Are the particular pedoclimatic and morphological conditions of the area, that together with specific cultivation methods, the same from centuries which do not involve the use of chemical substances – mainly because of the exceptional resistance of the legume to parasites – to determine the distinctive characteristics of our lentil.
Placed in pottery or glass bowls and stored in cool and dry environments, the dried lentils are preserved for long periods of time
There are many gastronomic advantages about this kind of legume: first is a boiling time that shall not exceed twenty minutes, and the second one is the capacity to keep cooking without lose the peel.
The proteins contained in lentils make it a food of high nutritional value, especially in combination with cereals (bread, pasta or rice), in diets for children and the elderly. They are also excellent as side dishes and are an ideal with every Umbrian cold cuts (or salami).
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Piconi is renowned as an agricultural company established in 1968 and mostly known for carrying on familiar traditions. Since many years our company is involved in the cereal manufacturing process, which includes operations like cleaning, selecting and packaging, being possible thanks to the use of ultra-modern processing equipment (separation, optical selection, ATM packaging).
Since 1997 our company has managed around 200 hectars of certificated organic fields.
Here below are listed the main activities carried out:
Cultivation of cereals, legumes and saffron;
Raw materials processing (including product cleaning, selecting and sanitizing processes) (hourly production 2 Tons/hour);
Packaging of cereals and legumes;
Partnerships with mass retailers and specialized retailers;
Trading with large and specialized retailers;
Private labels (English labels with graphics directly given by the customer).
All our products and procedures are organic-certified by ICEA. CODE IT BIO 006 LN65.
The company is IFS certificated.. Certificate No. 10000304954-MSC-ACCREDIA-ITA.