Growing in Akkuş district and its villages, Akkuş Sugar Bean is a white product that resembles a kidney shape. It has a unique taste, aroma and smell, without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilizers. Akkuş Sugar Bean, a special type of bean that has been grown in and around Akkuş for centuries, stands out not only with its unique taste and special aroma, but also with its deep-rooted history. This bean species has a special identity thanks to Akkuş's unique geographical conditions and traditional farming methods.
Akkuş's high hills with an altitude of between 750 and 1400 meters and its loamy, humus and clay soil structure provide an ideal environment for Akkuş Sugar Bean to grow. Over the years, local people have used carefully selected seeds to grow this special bean in these lands. Traditional agricultural methods, which have been maintained in the region for centuries, have shaped a natural production process in which pesticides and artificial fertilizers are not used. In this way, the unique taste, aroma and smell of Akkuş Sugar Bean originates from its naturalness.
In April-May, selected seeds are planted on carefully selected plots and grown by expert farmers. During the growing period of the bean, weeds are cleaned with traditional hoeing methods and the healthy development of the plants is supported. Irrigate during dry periods so plants can grow best. When the harvest time comes, the farmers clean the pods of the Akkuş Sugar Bean, which they carefully collect with their hands. After harvest, the beans are dried under the sun and ripen naturally. The drying process ensures that the unique aroma and flavor of the beans are preserved.
The story of the Akkuş Sugar Bean with Gi Tag is a reflection of centuries of labor, care and traditional knowledge in these lands. This special bean species has gained value as a product specific to Akkuş's geographical conditions and local farming methods. Today, this unique bean species is protected by geographical indication and is proudly promoted.