A SAN NICOLA OGNI FAVA HA LA TESTA NERA - WHEN IT’S SAINT NICHOLAS EVERY BEAN HAS A BLACK HEAD

WHEN IT’S SAINT NICHOLAS EVERY BEAN HAS A BLACK HEAD.

A popular Barese way of saying: “A Sanda Nicol, ogni fav la cape gnore” (“When it’s Saint Nicholas every bean has a black head”) because it is in this period beans are harvested and sold to be eaten raw as fresh vegetables.

The day May 8, in Bari (Apulia, Italy) (link: goo.gl/maps ), is celebrated Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of the city.

After the celebration day of Saint Nicholas, however, the “nasello” (the tuberculous proliferation that grow on the seed: the caruncola) becomes dark and the seeds are no longer tender and no longer good to be eaten raw.

Apulian peole eat a lot of fava bean, they have a dialect way of saying that could be translated into the italian language: “Among all legumes the fava bean is the queen / cooked in the evening, re-cooked in the morning.”

Text taken from the project Biodiverso;
(link: www.biodiversitapuglia.it)

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The main purpose of the integrated project BiodiverSO is to help achieve a significant reduction of the current rate of erosion of the biodiversity of Apulian horticultural species.

You can read all news, all info and all research about the project Biodiverso – Biodiversity of Apulian horticultural species.
(link: www.biodiversitapuglia.it)

Ii is a project by ATS “RETE PER LA BIODIVERSITÀ DELLE SPECIE ORTICOLE IN PUGLIA” “BIODIVERSO
(link: www.biodiversitapuglia.it)

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