Made in Italy peanut: properties and benefits
Noberasco: "A project that combines innovation, quality, transparency and strong commitment to invest in the territory"
The collaboration between SIS, Società Italiana Sementi (Gruppo BF Spa), Noberasco and Coldiretti, has given way to the rebirth of the Italian peanut supply chain. The conference between the partners of the agreement was held today, 10 September, at the SIS headquarters in San Lazzaro di Savena.
Ettore Prandini , president of Coldiretti, said: "The first crop of 100% tricolor peanuts from seed to shelf demonstrates the great capacity for innovation of Made in Italy agri-food and responds to the demand of that 82% of Italians looking on the shelves national products to support the country's economy and employment ".
The characteristics of the made in Italy peanut were also highlighted during the conference. The seed is planted in April and the fruit is harvested between mid and late September. The resulting product is smaller and darker, with a more distinctive and decisive taste than conventional peanuts. The climatic conditions of our country are ideal for peanut cultivation, which requires high temperatures, peaty soils and many hours of light. The cultivation of the fruit has developed mainly in Emilia Romagna, in the area of Ferrarese.
The 'almost 0 km' of the product will give important advantages to the quality of the peanut, to the drying time and effectiveness. The made in Italy fruit will be high in protein, an excellent pre-workout for athletes and for those who follow an ad hoc diet.
"What we are presenting today is not just the launch of a decidedly revolutionary product for agrifood such as the Italian peanut", explained the managing director Mattia Noberasco . "It is a project that combines innovation, quality, transparency and strong commitment to invest in the territory. We want to create a line of made in Italy products and thanks to these supply chain agreements we pursue our commitment to educate the consumer in healthy eating styles, who increasingly want to be and are, an integral part of conscious choices that start from the earth up to shopping, then to the table ".
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