The product

Pomodori lunghi essiccati al sole - Sun dried plum tomatoes

Sun dried plum tomatoes, farmed in Apulia and preserved in evo oil
Code:
93918
Country of origin: **
Italy - Apulia
Weight:
230 g
Minimum order:
1 box with 6 pieces, also in boxes 2x1,6 kg (93957)
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Description Plum tomatoes are farmed in April and May and hand-harvested in July and August in the same farm in Ugento. They are washed, selected, cut salted and placed on "graticci" (net grids) 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
Taste Tomatoes with a high solid content, sweet in taste with notes of vinegar and an intense aroma of 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 Plum tomatoes, traditionally tasted in the south of Italy on a durum wheat bruschetta. Delicious on pizza, they can be used also as an ingredient in pasta sauces and vegetables dishes
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Weight 230 g
Packaging Glass jar
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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