What gives it its taste and how to recognise it
- grown in potassium- and calcium-rich soils
- appropriate choice of variety to suit the soil and climate
- tolerance and resistance to the main adverse conditions
- planted well apart from each other
- field temperatures high on average (temperature range of 12-32°C)
- sugar content of above 14° Brix
- stem near dry on picking
- vivid green colour between the sections of the reticulated skin
- no brown spots
- no pitting of the skin (signs of overripeness).
Nutritional and nutraceutical value
- energy content: 34 Kcal/100g;
- rich in: potassio, phosphorus, calcium, vitamin C, vitamina B3, niacin and beta-carotene;
- benefits: helps protect the cells and DNA from the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, with beneficial effects on circulation and blood pressure, too.
Varieties and periods of availability