Vicia Faba

Vicia Faba

Vicia Faba

There is a legend about a famine which Sicily suffered due to the failure of all crops except for these beans. This plant saved the Sicilians from starvation and it is considered sacred a-priori. It is also offered to saint Joseph on its celebration and many people that left Italy for the USA in the 1950’s, took with them one of the plant’s seed as symbol of prosperity and fertility. Because of its nature, in fact, the Faba can turn to fertile land even the poorest of soils.


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