Behind the Seeds: Phaseolus Lunatus with Nina (Ecuador)

Nina shows us Phaseolus Lunatus during Slow Food’s Terrra Madre festival in Turin.

In this episode of our Behind the Seeds series, we meet Nina, a farmer from Ecuador who talked to us about her passion for beans. Phaseolus Lunatus, which is also known as the lima bean or butter bean, is one of her favourite types.

She particularly likes this variety because they are big, produce a lot, and are hardy. Both fresh and dried versions are used in Ecuadorian cuisine. A soup called fanesca is one of her favourite dishes to include them in.


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