The product

Pomodori Ciliegini essiccati al sole - Sun dried Cherry Tomatoes

Sweet sun-dried cherry tomatoes, from Salento in Apulia
Country of origin:
Italy - Apulia
230 g
Minimum order:
1 box with 6 pieces
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Raw material Sun-dried cherry tomatoes cultivated in open field within "I Contadini" farm with integrated porduction techniques
Appearance Tomatoes with an intense red colour and rich in pulp
Taste Sweet with light notes of vinegar and an intense flavour of tomatoes
Curiosity Cherry tomatoes are farmed in April and hand-harvested in July in the same farm. They are washed, selected, cut directly on "graticci" (net grids), salted and sun dried for 4-5 days. Than they are washed again with water and vinegar, dressed with herbs and placed in glass jars with Italian extravirgin olive oil. To obtain 800 g of sun-dried tomatoes we need about 10 kg of fresh tomatoes!
Our selection The most interesting aspect of I Contadini is the deep link with the land and the traditions. The vegetables are produced by the firm, with integrated techniques, in the province of Lecce in Apulia region, and naturally dried under the strong sun of Salento, according to an ancient tradition, preserving in them all the organoleptic and nourishing qualities
Suggestions Very nice with fresh mozzarella, perfect over pizza or bruschetta, delicious on pasta with fresh basil
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Ingredients Sun dried cherry tomatoes (65%), extra virgin olive oil (30%), capers, salt, chilli pepper, cider vinegar, aromatic herbs, fresh mint, garlic, lemon juice
Weight 230 g
Packaging Glass jar
Storage Conditions (packaged products) Keep in cool dry place away from sunlight. Once opened keep refrigerated at +4 °C
Instructions for use Cover with olive oil to preserve the products
Nutrition Declaration Energy: 716 kJ / 173 kcal
Fat: 13,1 g
of which saturates: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 9,1 g
of which sugars: 3,3 g
Protein: 3 g
Salt: 1,6 g
Typical value per 100 g
The producer

I Contadini - Ugento (LE) - Apulia

Why we chose them
"I Contadini " farm, run today by the third generation, has been founded in one of the most suitable areas for the cultivation of vegetables, in Apulia, more exactly in Salento, the so-called "land of sun, sea and wind". The fantastic climate of this land, warmed by sun all over the year, together with fertile ground structure and positive sea influence, is perfect to obtain excellent tomatoes and all kind of vegetables. An "integrated production" technique is applied to cultivate more than 20 hectares of open fields vegetables: long tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplants, courgettes, sweet and hot peppers, artichokes. Vegetables are naturally dried up by the sun of Salento, so that all the water in excess is taken away and the product is preserved in its organoleptic and nutritive qualities. Drying vegetables in the sun is a very ancient art, today almost totally abandoned; even though difficult and delicate, it allows to obtain an absolute unique organoleptic result: softness of pulp, preservation of vitamins, proteins and mineral salts, and a special harmonic flavour which is by far more recognizable. Short production chain and short label: Edoardo Trentin, with his brothers, takes care of the all process, from cultivation to packaging in olive oil, without preservatives.
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