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Split peas are an agricultural or culinary preparation consisting of the dried, peeled and split seeds of Pisum sativum, the pea. The fava of Santorini is famous for being extra tasty, velvety in texture, incomparably sweet and quick to cook. It is a member of the pea family whose Latin name is Lathyrus Clymenum. Based on their finds, archaeologists excavating at the prehistoric site of Akrotiri maintain, it was growing on the island 3,500 years ago.
"Fava Santorinis" was awarded PDO status (Protected Designation of Origin) in 2011 and is extremely nutritious, being rich in both proteins and carbohydrates. Most commonly pureed and served as a dip sprinkled with lemon juice, olive oil and chopped onions.
The relationship of Fava and tourism is very strong, cause is one of the trademark products on which the gastronomic experience is based. Fava cultivation is also very profitable and becoming more so by the year, a golden crop. Enjoy your Gastronomic Adventure tour with us! ⛵️🌞🍯