What gives it its taste and how to recognise it
- good exposure of plants to sunlight
- planted well apart from each other
- presence of pollinating insects (fruits obtained from flowers pollinated by bees are tastier)
- tolerance and resistance to the predominant adverse conditions
- sugar content of above 8° Brix
- colouration of 70-80% of the fruit’s surface on harvesting
- good flesh texture and thickness.
Nutritional and nutraceutical value
- energy content: 22 Kcal/100g;
- rich in: vitamin C, B group vitamins, beta-carotene, anthocyanins and capsaicin;
- benefits: helps prevent skin ageing and lower the risk of tumours and cardiovascular diseases.
Varieties and periods of availability