What gives it its taste and how to recognise it
- appropriate choice of variety to suit the soil and climate
- early varieties tolerant to drops in temperature in the autumn and winter
- late varieties tolerant to the rise in temperature at the end of winter
- field temperatures low on average
- not planted too close together
- there are no particular distinctive features, apart from the texture of the root, which must be very hard, shiny, white and of the desired size.
Nutritional and nutraceutical value
- energy content: 27 Kcal/100g;
- rich in: vitamins A, B, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, folates and glucosinolates (antioxidant substances):
- benefits: helps prevent cancer and inflammatory diseases.
Varieties and periods of availability