Purgatory beans – organic

£3.75

Purgatory beans (fagiolo del purgatorio): Forget the name – grown in this area where Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria collide, these beans have been popular since Etruscan (pre-Roman) times. They look like cannellini beans but have a thinner skin and a more delicate taste. Bonus: they cook fast (in about an hour) and don’t need pre-soaking. Purgatory beans are classed as at risk by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, because of their “small size and delicateness that has made them difficult to commercialise.” Help save them from ‘purgatory’ today! 400g