Santovolcano

Fava

“In Nomikos Estate, we honor the ancient waterless farming techniques of Santorini’s traditional farmers while integrating modern methods to craft our products.”
A Timeless Delight

Golden-Blond Fava Beans

“Savoring Santorini: The Timeless Tradition of Fava

Santorini’s fava, cherished for its velvety texture and rich flavor, has been a culinary staple for over 3,500 years. With PDO status, it’s celebrated for its exceptional quality.

Enjoy it in traditional dishes like boiled fava, fava with onion, tomato, and capers, or get creative with modern twists like fava risotto and fava meatballs. From ancient roots to modern kitchens, Santorini’s fava is a timeless delight, embodying the essence of the island’s gastronomic heritage.

What Fava Offers

Characteristics

Within this seemingly inhospitable landscape, our plants find essential sustenance. We meticulously oversee every stage of production, from sowing to harvesting, processing, and standardization. This dedication ensures the finest the finest beans, imbued with distinct organoleptic properties.

Lathyrus Clymenum L.

Santorini Fava's History

The plant “Lathyrus Clymenum L.” has been grown exclusively in Santorini for more than 3,500 years.

The Lathyrus clymenum L. (family: Fabaceae), known as the Santorini FAVA, is cultivated exclusively in the defined geographical area of Thira (Santorini) and Thirasia, within the Cyclades Prefecture.

This product has held Protected Designation of Origin status for a decade, underscoring its unique heritage and quality.

For over 3500 years, the Lathyrus Clymenum L. bean species has flourished in the rocky volcanic soil of Santorini. It thrives on the spring moisture trapped by the terrain and cooled by the western winds cascading over the 350-meter-high Caldera wall.

Our Products

Santovolcano Fava

Santovolcano fava has a slightly sweet, earthy flavor and a smooth, creamy texture when pureed. This makes it a versatile ingredient in various dishes, particularly in Mediterranean and Greek cuisine.