This fine, and fleshy lemon, rich in essential oils, gives the liqueur, an unequaled aroma and taste. Another characteristic that makes “Sfusato lemons”world famous is the fact that they can be preserved for long periods. Because of the particular micro climate of the Amalfi Coast, the right mixture of mountain and sea air and the chemical properties of the terrain, a geographical indication status (P.G.I.) has been conferred by the Italian authorities.
The first lemon trees, were brought to the Amalfi Coast by the Jewish population, during the first century B.C. By this time the Amalfi Republic had reached its apex, around 1000 A.D., lemon trees had spread throughout the Amalfi Coast territory.
Trade between the Amalfitani and the Byzantines flourished from the eighth to the thirteenth centuries. From Amalfi shiploads of precious stones, textiles and spices were unloaded and, last but not least, citrus trees to be cultivated all over the region.
Healing properties were soon discovered and Sfusato lemons were used in medicines by the famous Salerno Medical School.
經典的意大利食法是Abate梨配一小塊Pecorino Toscano 或 Sardo芝士。
The Williams' bon chrétien pear, commonly called the Williams pear or the Bartlett pear in the United States and Canada, is the most commonly grown variety of pear in most countries outside Asia.
It is a cultivar (cultivated variety) of the species Pyrus communis, commonly known as the European Pear. The fruit has a bell shape, considered the traditional pear shape in the west, and its green skin turns yellow upon later ripening, although red-skinned derivative varieties exist. It is considered a summer pear, not as tolerant of cold as some varieties. It is often eaten raw, but holds its shape well when baked, and is a common choice for canned or other processed pear uses.
Red Bartlett Pear
Commonly known as the ‘William Rossa’, it arrived in Italy in 1950. Then, it spread in Emilia Romagna, where it found the most suitable land for its cultivation. Its shape reminds the ‘William’ pear, but the colour of its skin results to have a bright and captivating red carmine colour. Its flavour reminds muscat wines of Po Valley, with a strong and pronounced aroma. The pulp, white, fondant, sweet and sour at the same time, with its fine and compact texture, leaves a pleasant sweet taste in the mouth.
It is completely rusty, characterized by a delicate burnt colour. This pear is the most suitable in cooking. It is large and its rusty skin with yellow bronze background shows many spots. Its pulp is characterized by shades which range from white to light yellow. It is very consistent and pleasantly granular. The balance between its juiciness, sweetness, bitterness, and aromas allow pleasant combinations with cheeses, wines, cakes, and ice cream.
Aprrox. 3-4pcs per 500gr
The name "prickly pear" is quite deceiving, because the fruit actually comes from a cactus plant called the "Opuntia" that's native in the Americas.
With a bright red exterior it's commonly used in juices, cocktails, syrups, jams, and candies for its refreshingly sweet taste.
Prickly pear cactus — or also known as nopal, opuntia and other names — is promoted for treating diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and hangovers. It's also touted for its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Some preliminary evidence shows that prickly pear cactus can decrease blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Some research also suggests that prickly pear cactus extract may lessen the unpleasant effects of a hangover, possibly due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
It might be too early to call prickly pear cactus a superfood, but it can be part of a healthy diet. It's high in fiber, antioxidants and carotenoids. Indeed, prickly pear cactus is popular in many areas of the world, particularly Latin America, where it is a native plant.
The edible parts are the leaves, flowers, stems and fruit. Prickly pear cactus is eaten whole (boiled or grilled). It is also made into juice and jams.
Organic Vittoria White Grape
Vittoria Grapes is rich and its ripening is early. It is a very good vine above all for its earliness and its productivity. The bunch is big, pyramid-shaped and quite loose. The yellow grape is big and elliptic-shaped, the peel is little pruinose, medium-thick and green-yellow, the pulp is crunchy and at the same time juicy and quite sweet. It has a good resistance to carriage.
Organic Sicilian Red Grape
The organic black grapes is a typical Sicilian fruit that is produced in the middle of summer with excellent properties beneficial for our health. Grown from organic orchards, it is ideal for your fruit-based aperitifs or a quick summer lunch on the beach. They are fruits rich in antioxidants useful to keep us young thanks to their anti-aging power. It is a small fruit with firm and dark flesh, covered with a thin cuticle and tending to black. Sometimes there is a small kernel inside the grape, depending on the variety.
The grape has an ancient origin, already in Neolithic times it was used as food and some Egyptian hieroglyphics represent its cultivation and processing to obtain wine
White Moscato Grape
The origins of the Muscat grape are not entirely clear, although some believe that these grapes date all the way back to ancient Egyptians and Persians. More commonly it is thought that Muscat grapes originated with the ancient Greeks and Romans and classical writers like Columella and Pliny the Elder describe a grape that was very sweet and attractive to bees, but there is no historical documentation to confirm that the grapes written about were actually Muscat grapes. English Franciscan scholar Bartholomeus Anglicus provided the first documented mention of wine made from the Muscat grape in his De proprietatibus rerum, written sometime between 1230 to 1240.
Fruit occupies a very important place in traditional Roman cuisine, featuring in many dishes. In her book “The Talisman of Happiness” (“Il Talismano della felicità”) Ada Boni divides it into four categories. Oily fruit includes almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, sour fruit in this season would be pears, apples, prunes, plums and watermelons, starchy fruit such as chestnuts, and sugary fruit, encompassing grapes and figs. Throughout the extensive range of Rome’s fruit and vegetable production, one type of grape in particular stands out. Its scientific name is vitis vinifera, called Pizzutella di Tivoli in Italian and also known as uva corna, or ‘horned grape’ because of its elongated shape, of which Pliny the Elder provided the first botanical information in Natural History.
Leeks, known scientifically as Allium porrum, are related to garlic, onions, shallots, and scallions. Leeks look like large scallions, having a very small bulb and a long white cylindrical stalk of superimposed layers that flows into green, tightly wrapped, flat leaves. Cultivated leeks are usually about 12 inches in length and one to two inches in diameter and feature a fragrant flavor that is reminiscent of shallots but sweeter and more subtle.
With a more delicate and sweeter flavor than onions, leeks add a subtle touch to recipes without overpowering the other flavors that are present. Although leeks are available throughout the year they are in season from the fall through the early part of spring when they are at their best.
It looks like a mini San Marzano: red or green and with an elongated shape. It weighs from twenty to twenty five grams, has a strong and delicate flavor at the same time, with a perfect balance between acidity and sugar content. These are the main characteristics of Torpedino, a tasty hybrid, grown in the Piana di Fondi and which has now become a product of Made in Italy excellence in the world.
Fresh Sorrento Walnuts
NEW HARVEST !
The “Sorrento “Walnut is characterized by an intense and pleasant aroma, it best expresses its properties when served with semi-mature cheeses, robust red wines and salads. Its attractive shaped kernel makes it perfect for preparation of aperitifs, fruit salads and decoration of biscuits, cakes and sandwiches. Excellent for pesto and risottos preparation and as a crispy breading for fish and meat.
Properties: Thanks to vitamin E, walnuts are small pearls of youth which fight the action of free-radicals and act as an excellent antioxidant. Walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and mineral salts, such as zinc, calcium, potassium, copper and iron. They are particularly high in magnesium and therefore are considered one of the natural food supplements of this mineral. Walnuts are also important source of vitamin E and folic acid. The omega 3 acids contained in walnuts help lowering the “bad” cholesterol level in the blood, preventing arteriosclerosis and most likely fighting stress.
Piedmont Hazelnut "Tonda Gentile Trilobata" IGP
The variety of hazelnut tree grown in Piedmont is the Tonda Gentile Trilobata, which is mainly produced in the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria, in the hilly areas of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.
The PGI denomination guarantees the quality and authenticity of the product to users and consumers.
The “Nocciola Piemonte PGI.”, is particularly appreciated by the confectionary industry for its quality parameters as:
- spherical shape of the seed
- excellent aroma and taste after roasting
- easy to peel
- good shelf life
These are the reasons why the Nocciola Piemonte is commonly recognised as the Best in the World!
Shelled Sicilian Almonds
Natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, precious nutrition supplement, rich in nutritional principles, Almond is among the healthiest and nutritious dry fruits. To be used as a delicious and healthy snack, as ingredient for cakes and biscuits or as a precious cooking decoration. Sicilian almonds are remarkable for their size and shape, as well as the very low percentage of broken pieces.Their agreeably soft and nutty flavour is also impressive. The almonds are crunchy and well suited for using directly or combining with other foods. This almonds are from the island of Sicily and are harvested, pitted, blanched and gently dried there.
Shelled and Peeled Sicilian Raw Bronte Pistachios IGP
The fruit of the 'Pistacchio verde di Bronte' is sweet, delicate, aromatic, characterized by an intense green colour. It is a symbol of a land which withstands the volcano and takes advantage of its fertility. Unlike the products of American or Asian origin, which are mostly yellow-green, the Pistacchio di Bronte is characterized by an intense bright green colour, with very marked aroma and flavour.
The pistachio is a fruit which boasts a very ancient history. It was already known by Babylonians, Assyrians, Jordanians, Greeks. According to some theories, it comes from Psitacco, a town of Syria. The pistachio tree, twisted, characterized by a reddish bark, which becomes grey when the plant is grown, is widespread in the Middle East, Iran, California, and China, but the one which produces the finest fruits is at Bronte, a municipality on the hills in the Park of Etna on Sicilian Island.
Super sweet Honey Melon
It is an aesthetically very particular fruit, of a round shape sometimes compressed at the poles, whose skin is completely smooth or partially netted in the area of the petiole. The color is equally unusual, because it can change from light gray-green to straw yellow-cream based on the maturation stage; according to the varieties, even in full ripeness, some darker green rays that start from the petiole can be found. The peel is medium-thick. The flesh has a light orange color, sometimes it turns to a "salmon" color. The placental cavity where the seeds are contained is very small and it occupies less than 25% of the entire fruit, which makes it a good use as a slice on the plate. The fruit is generally evaluated as "unusual" by the consumer, as it does not immediately attract for its characteristics of smooth skin and light colors, but precisely for this reason it stands out in a unique way from all the other melons on the market.
Created in the 17th century by crossing Radicchio di Treviso and escarole, the variegated Radicchio di Castelfranco Veneto is a type of Italian leaf chicory grown within the provinces of Treviso, Padua and Venice. Thanks to its peculiar shape and blanched yellow leaves covered in red flecks, Radicchio di Castelfranco is often nicknamed 'orchid lettuce'or 'winter rose'.
Undeniably the most prized variety of chicory, Castelfranco grows in autumn and is very sensitive to cold winter weather. The flavor of its tender leaves ranges from sweet to pleasantly bitter which makes this versatile leaf vegetable used in a wide variety of dishes, from salads to desserts such as Sformato di Radicchio al Domino, a type of sweet flan made with ricotta, custard and chocolate.
Don’t be fooled by a peach’s small size and delicate skin. Just one fruit has up to 15% of the vitamin C you need each day. This nutrient helps your body heal wounds and keeps your immune system going strong. It also helps get rid of “free radicals” -- chemicals that have been linked to cancer because they can damage your cells.
Nectarines are nearly identical to peaches in both their genetic makeup and nutritional profile. The most obvious differences are their skin and flavor. Peaches are covered with fuzz, while nectarines have thin, smooth skin. Nectarines also have slightly firmer flesh and a more sweet-tart flavor. Although their flavors are distinctive, nectarines and peaches can often be interchanged in recipes.
In addition to being low in calories and rich in fiber, nectarines are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. These nutrients offer health benefits in terms of improved metabolism, digestion, and heart health.
Fresh Special Nettle Leaves - 30gr Detox tray
Stinging Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica and the closely related Urtica urens) helps cleanse the body of toxins and wastes. Nettle leaves can relieve fluid retention, bladder infections, stones and gravel. It gently stimulates the lymphatic system, seeming to enhance the excretion of wastes through the kidneys. Nettle leaves promote the elimination of uric acid from joints with a gentle, alkalizing diuretic activity. Thus its use is indicated in most types of joint diseases and doubly so in degenerative conditions.
Tropea Onion in braid P.G.I
The red onion from Tropea, Italy, (Italian: "Cipolla Rossa di Tropea") is a particular variety of red onion which grows in a small area of Calabria in southern Italy named "Capo Vaticano" near the city of Tropea. This onion has a stronger and sweeter aroma and the inner part is juicier and whiter than the other red onions. It is completely possible to make a marmalade with this red onion. In March 2008, the European Union registered the Protected Designation of Origin mark for the onions produced in this particular area.
The shape of its bulbs, of a deep purple color, vary from round to oval to elongated. The onion’s extraordinary sweetness, its delicate scent, its lightness and enjoyable taste, which derive from the morphological peculiarities of the soil and microclimate where it is grown, make it a much sought after ingredient by gourmets and chefs.
As if its wonderful taste wasn’t enough, the Tropea onion has proven health benefits, known since ancient times. Recent studies have shown that the Tropea onion, because of its high quality, seem to provide better therapeutic functions than other varieties, especially diuretic, hypoglycemic, and anticancer functions. In addition, it has antiseptic properties, it can alleviate both cold and flu symptoms, it strengthens the cells and tone the arteries, it lowers blood pressure, and it is also used in dermatology.
Salanova Lettuce - 200gr
Salanova is a "multi-leaf" lettuce, so called because of the large amount of leaves three times greater than normal lettuce, it therefore presents itself with a compact and dense head of green or red color. This salad is rich in fiber, potassium and vitamins A and C
Red Oak Salad - 400gr
Red Oak leaf lettuce have elongated, lobed and loosely serrated leaves similar to those of oak leaves. The vibrant burgundy stained leaves form a semi-tight rosette, growing upward and outward. Red Oak Leaf lettuce has a buttery texture and an incredibly mellow, nutty and sweet flavor. It is known for its sweetness, which may be an even more memorable quality than its attractive foliage.
Green Oak Salad - 400gr
Oak leaf makes classy mixed salads and stays tasty even in drought and heat. The leaves are very attractive, distinctively lobed with the oak leaf shape. The plant is attractive with fairly tight rosettes of medium green leaves. Oak leaf lettuce is a type of butter lettuce whose leaves are distinctively lobed
Netted Melon Lorenzini Signature
Weight around 1.5kg per pc. Immediate pleasant feeling of sweetness (the sugar level is above average) and structure, with aromatic support enhanced by the after taste which remains on the palate for a long time. The pulp when it is opened is red colour of the pulp emerges this strong colouring is due to the very high Lycopene content, a carotene pigment, in comparison with the other varieties. It can have a close net-like, thin skin, with light furrows and a light green colour when fully ripe or, on the contrary, a plain skin which is a yellow-cream colour with middle sized and round in shape, lightly oval at the top and bottom.
Mini Italian Anguria - Watermelon 2Kg
Watermelon is a sweet and refreshing low calorie summer snack. It provides hydration and also essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Along with cantaloupe, honeydew, and cucumber, watermelons are a member of the Cucurbitaceae family.
There are five common types of watermelon: seeded, seedless, mini, yellow, and orange.
Watermelon is around 90% water, which makes it useful for staying hydrated in the summer. It can also satisfy a sweet tooth with its natural sugars.
Watermelon also contains antioxidants. These substances can help remove molecules known as free radicals, or reactive species, from the body. The body produces free radicals during natural processes, such as metabolism. They can also develop through smoking, air pollution, stress, and other environmental pressures.
If too many free radicals stay in the body, oxidative stress can occur. This can result in cell damage and may lead to a range of diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.
The body can remove some free radicals naturally, but dietary antioxidants support this process.
Watermelon Black Pearl
You can distinguish Perla Nera Watermelon from all other watermelons for its dark, streak-free skin and its medium size with a regular spherical shape. Remember also that only the original Perla Nera watermelons are subject to our quality controls and have a round warranty label.
Perla Nera was born from the intuition and collaboration of three companies: the Francescon, La Mongolifera and Peviani Spa producers' organization. It is grown in the Mantua region, in Puglia, Basilicata, Sicily and Sardinia and since 2016 it is available on the shelves of the best supermarkets.
has not undergone any changes in the laboratory, it is simply the result of the most careful and recent selection processes with natural techniques. Perla Nera is a variety of black midi watermelon that developed the qualities and perfected the taste of Morina watermelon that was cultivated in the Mantua until the 1960s.
Sweet like a cantaloupe, the Yellow Melon, also known as Spanish melon or Juan Canary, pairs well with citrus or ginger flavors and makes a refreshing cold soup or drink. Like other melons, the canary melon is a healthy addition to your diet, offering a number of benefits. Not only does this melon help you keep a lid on calories, but it's also a good source of nutrients that help you fight off disease.
The Golden plum has a thin golden outer skin and is roughly the size of a golf ball. The inner flesh of the Golden plum has a juicy consistency, is golden in color like the outer skin and offers a sweet flavor with floral undertones.
The Costoluto Genovese tomato is an indeterminate heirloom type from Italy that’s well adapted to high heat but also does well in cooler weather and coastal climates. The large, red, flattened and deeply ribbed fruits have a complex, slightly tart flavor. Slicing will produce cool scallop-edged rounds perfect for sandwiches or snacking. Often used for making sauces, soups, or juice, this is a good choice to grow for cooking or preserving because the flavor intensity will only increase with heat.
Green Coral Beans
Coral beans are legumes rich in water, fiber and minerals. They are a low calorie food, but rich in nutrients and also contain a particular substance called inositis, with cardiotonic properties.
Acquaviva Red Onion
Excellent in the salad, very handy in the kitchen, the red onion of Acquaviva delle Fonti (Puglia region), a Slow Food product, is renowned for its bold flavor and sweetness.
From the early 19th century, the farmers from Acquaviva grow these onions with the typical oblate shape large discs 2-3 cm thick and up to a span wide, weighing roughly 500 grams.
The color ranges from carmine to violet, getting completely white towards the core. The cultivation is done in accordance with tradition using nature-friendly methods.
Sorrento Ox Heart Tomatoes
Sorrento tomato is a tomato of big size with a round shape: it is particularly costated, and when picked presents a light red colour fading into pink with green hues. It has a delicious pulp, meaty and compact with a delicate and sweet taste. According to some this variety arrived in the area through trades with America at the beginning of the century, when, exporting lemons, the tradesmen purchased the seed. This theory is confirmed by the fact that the cultivation is limited to few towns in an area called "I Colli", and it coincides with the place the ship-owners who exported lemons resided at and in which there are other plants that are endogenous to the local vegetation, almost surely imported at the same time as the tomatoes. The cultivation of this variety became common in other Vesuvian towns where the product though does not have the same organoleptic characteristics.
Organic New Season Potatoes
The new potato is also called "primaticcia" because it is obtained from early crops before the tubers are fully ripe. It is harvested within the month of June, before the skin is completely hardened and then immediately sent to the market to be consumed.
Yellow Coral Beans
Coral beans are legumes rich in water, fiber and minerals. They are a low calorie food, but rich in nutrients and also contain a particular substance called inositis, with cardiotonic properties.
Peeled Baby Onion
BabyOnions are actually immature onions of different varieties and range in sizes of around a little less or more than 1 inch diameter. They are planted densely so that they cannot grow to be more than that size
Piedmont Red Celery
The large, red stalks of the Giant Red celery have a wonder flavor, some prefer it over green stalks! The Giant Red celery is a hidden gem. This variety is by far the best tasting celery you can grow! The yellow-pink hearts of the Giant Red are great in salads or soup and it grows great throughout the United States.
Organic Hokkaido Pumpkin
Hokkaido Pumpkin also known as Red Kuri Squash is basically a thick-skinned winter squash which looks like a pumpkin and is pink in colour. The outer covering of the Pumpkin is hard but the inside part is fleshy and delicate which flavours like a Chestnut. It comes from the species of Cucurbita Maxima.
The Hokkaido Pumpkin is rich in many vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, B and C and minerals like Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Beta-Carotene. It also has healing effects of diseases like stomach problems, problems of Pancreas, Spleen, heart and disorders of kidneys. It also cures diabetes
Mid of September starting the season of this seedless and full of fresh taste early Clementine Orange. Farmed in Sicily
Pomegranate from Sicily - Melograno
The starting of the Autumn in Italy raise up the season of the Melograno, Pomegranate.
A wonderful fruit to boost your need of premium Vitamins and precious antioxidant.
Together with the Pomegranate another great autumn fruit from Italy!
Amazing tasty, super sweet, a gourmet experience enjoying this Persimmon.
Avola Fresh Almond Unshelled
The Avola Almond is a Traditional Sicilian Product. It is grown in the South East zone of Sicily, in the provinces Siracusa and Ragusa, Italy’s sunniest.
it is good and healthy even consumed as it is, by virtue of its optimal organoleptic and nutritional properties. Just one example: it contains three times the polyphenols present in the Californian almond.
They are used extensively in making pastry and confectionery. Here are some benefits of Avola almonds and why one should take it on daily basis.
High concentration of nutrients
High antioxidant content
Natural source of protein and fiber
Filled with vitamin E
Power-packed with minerals
Standard Italian vegetables and fruit box
Inside today's Superior Italian Vegetable and Fruit we have:
1. Organic Round Radicchio 1kg
2. Roman Zucchini 1kg
3. Royal Gala Apples 1kg
4. Saturn Peach 1kg
5. High Quality Melon 1.2kg
Picture is for reference only!
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