What gives it its taste and how to recognise it
- appropriate choice of variety to suit the soil and climate
- sugar content of above 12° Brix
- acidity between 4 and 14 mEq/100 cc inclusive
- sugar/acidity balance
- low atmospheric humidity in the growing fields
- good exposure of all foliage to the sun’s rays
- picked at the correct time
- good colouring of the fruit right up to the stalk
- crunchy but juicy flesh.
Nutritional and nutraceutical value
- energy content: 39 Kcal/100g;
- rich in: potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C and beta-carotene;
- benefits: helps lower LDL cholesterol (the so-called bad cholesterol) and prevent inflammatory diseases.
Varieties and periods of availability