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Vesuvius Piennolo Cherry Tomato P.D.O. Sauce

Vesuvius Piennolo Cherry Tomato 100%
Category: Vesuvius Red Gold

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Vesuvius Piennolo Cherry Tomato, P.D.O.
LogoD.O.P. (Denominazione di Origine Protetta)
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Source areaSomma Vesuviana / Sant’Anastasia - Italy
Nutritional IntakeA vegetable with a good content of sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. Good presence of organic acids like citric, ascorbic and malic acid, as well as reducing simple sugar like glucose and fructose There’s no shortage of polysaccharides like pectin, cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin, which give the fruit resistance and compactness. The fresh vegetable is rich in vitamin A, B5, B6, C (three times higher than in yellow tomato), K1 lycopene, chlorophylle and detectable anthocyanins.
Period of transformationFrom the first week of July to the fourth week of August.
TriviaThe famous Vesuvius Piennolo Cherry Tomato, P.D.O., is a real flagship in Campania, enough to be represented on the traditional Neapolitan crib. They are little, round, tomatoes with a typical pointed base (called mucrone) and a sweet and acidulous taste due to the concentration of sugar and mineral salts. In the country tradition they are handpicked in summer, their bunches tied in a circle on a plant fiber twine (“tinned tomatoes”, “pomodori da serbo”). The tomatoes bunches are called “piennoli”, from the Italian “pendolo” (pendulum), as they were used to be hung from the ceiling of farmers’ houses. The high sugar level, never lower than 6.5 °Bx regulating, can be reachable as tomatoes are cultivated without irrigation water.