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923 228 345
923 228 345
Fuentesaúco chickpeas have
been renowned and valued since ancient
times. In the 16th century, they
were given royal protection and were
frequently sold in the Royal Court.
Their cultivation extends throughout
the Sur del Duero area of the Zamora
province, not only in Fuentesaúco but
also in several towns of the Guareña
They were provisionally given the status of “Indicación Geográfica Protegida” in 1996 and this was definitively ratified in December 2002.The Regulatory Council not only protects and certifies dry Fuentesaúco chickpeas but also the new pre-cooked and cooked formats.
The quality of these chickpeas is not
only due to the indigenous variety
that has always been sown in the
area but also the suitable climate and
the characteristics of the soil, which
is deep, sandy-loam in texture, low in
carbonates and low in salinity.
The chickpeas are medium to large in size and creamy in colour. They have a curved and pronounced peak and their skin is of intermediate roughness. Once cooked, the chickpeas remain whole, with a soft smooth skin and a uniform buttery albumen, and produce a very pleasant flavour on the palate.
Alvarez Legumbres, S.L.
Cooperativa los Zamoranos
Agroalimentaria de la Guareña S.L.
Legumbres Montes, S.L.
Hijo de Macario Marcos,S.L.|
Legumer Precocinados, S.L.