A mix that collects the precious nutrients of legumes, from all over the world. Our Mixed Fantasy of legumes ensures high protein content and an even more intense flavor.
Mixed Fantasy of legumes: properties and benefits
The components are many, and our “fantasy” mix includes peas, lentils and beans of various types.
Contains Borlotti beans, Cannellini beans, round beans, paired with Pantelleria lentils and medium green lentils, as well as whole and broken hulled lentils.
Also featured are Large Green Lentils, Red Dark Beans, Cowpeas, Brown Beans and Great Beans.
In addition, there is pearl spelled, to give a complete protein offer, with this combination.
This blend of legumes has excellent properties, since legumes are seeds beneficial for our body. Peas, lentils, beans: they are rich in fiber and protein, as well as vitamins and minerals. They are low in calories compared to various main course foods, are cholesterol-free, and are a great resource in vegetarian diets and vegan.
They all come from plants of the legume family, Fabaceae, which in total includes over 19,000 different species!
Beans, lentils and peas are the main classes of legumes, all comparable in terms of nutritional content.
When you take such excellent fibers, as in a mix of legumes, it certainly benefits intestinal well-being, in an action that counteracts constipation.
We mentioned the excellent contribution of this mix of legumes for protein and fiber, and micronutrients such as folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and potassium.
Some legumes in the package also contain a good amount of copper, zinc, calcium, selenium, and above all B vitamins.
Some beans are also excellent sources of antioxidants, such as beneficial anthocyanins to protect the body from attack by free radicals (unhealthy foods, stress, environmental pollution).
Most legumes contain a fair amount of amino acids, giving one of the best sources of vegetable protein. Protein is considered essential for cell function and muscle growth.
As for the diet, eating protein f helps satiety , supporting a healthy metabolism and helping us not to eat too much food. These legumes are rich foods of fiber that can help regulate correct cholesterol levels, to improve cardiovascular well-being. They can also be beneficial as blood pressure regulating foods, with heart health benefits also linked to low triglycerides and inflammation in the body during digestion.
Their action can also help in glycemic control, avoiding sudden increases in blood sugar. The high amount of fiber in legumes slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream and maintains normal insulin levels - an advantage for a diet suitable for preventing diabetes.
Origins and History of cultivation
The Mixed Fantasy of legumes is made up of different types of these foods, therefore from different crops. In any case, we know that legumes were among the oldest crops of the human species, and even lentils we know that they have been cultivated since prehistoric times in the so-called Fertile Crescent of the Middle East.
Almost all bean species, on the other hand, come from plants found in the soil of Central America, and were very successful after they were imported to Europe in the 16th century. The black-eyed beans contained in the mix of legumes were already present on our soil in ancient times, coming from Africa and already widespread in Greek and Roman times.
Today Misto Fantasia offers many varieties of legumes from different parts of the world. A chance to taste beans, lentils and peas that contain the goodness of even distant territories.
Legumes, in fact, in recent centuries have become essential dishes for many populations, and are grown on all continents. Legumes are dried and stored, also transportedin distant lands, to enrich our diet. As happens with our mix, which combines various legumes and spelled, to enhance their properties.
The legumes of Misto Fantasia come from Canada, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Holland.
Among the mixes of legumes we find both local and common ones such as split peas, borlotti beans, medium green lentils, cannellini beans, round beans, hulled lentils, brown beans, and particular legumes such as Pantelleria type lentils, large green lentils, dark red beans, eye beans, great beans.
Plant and Fruit
The mix of legumes that we offer contains different types of legumes and plants, belonging to the Fabaceae botanical group.
Peas derive from the Pisum sativum plant.
The beans derive in their varieties, however from the main plant Phaseolus vulgaris
Lentils come from the Lens culinaris plant.
Spelled derives from the plant of which three types are distinguished: Triticum dicoccum, the best known spelled, Triticum spelta, greater spelled, and Triticum monococcum, called small spelled.
These are foods that come from different places, and have been common in our diet for over a century, thanks to drying and rapid transport processes.
Nutritional values of the Mixed Fantasy of legumes
Being a mix, it includes legumes that have different characteristics in terms of calories or nutrients.
For this reason, the nutritional values may vary in the Mixed Fantasy.
In any case, legumes all contain good amounts of dietary fiber, vegetable protein, vitamins and minerals.
How to consume the Mixed Fantasy of legumes in the kitchen
These Mixed Fantasia of legumes is perfect for creating dishes with cereals and legumes, soups or broths that are tasty and nutritious.
Usually, the creamy consistency of all the ingredients comes when cooked properly, to match the consistent and exquisite peasant soups of yesteryear.
Spelled is already present in our mix, so it's easy to cook Misto Fantasia following the instructions. We remind you that the right time requires soaking the legumes for 10-12 hours, and cooking for about 1 hour.
Cooking in the pot is simple, and the mix should not be salted initially since there are beans - the salt makes their skin hard, so it is best to salt a few minutes after end of cooking. You can start with a sauté, and then add the legumes always with medium heat, and the lid slightly raised, if not absent to avoid spills. The mix should be checked and turned every now and then, to understand if it is necessary to stretch the water a little towards the end of cooking.
This is where the legume mix could get too thick and stick to the pot.
Mixed Fantasy of legumes: side effects and contraindications
It is necessary to avoid excessive consumption of legumes, as sudden increases in fiber intake can cause unpleasant symptoms such as intestinal gas, flatulence, cramps or bloating. Some people may also be allergic to certain types of legumes, and if you experience negative symptoms after eating legumes, be sure to stop consuming them and consult your doctor.