Surprisingly tasty fruits
Eight pears having different characteristics but having in common a unique origin, appreciated and spread all over the world. Pear is a surprising fruit for its taste and nutritional value characterized by a considerable quantity of vitamins, fibers and mineral salts, very sweet but with few calories.
Each of the eight varieties of Pera dell’Emilia Romagna IGP stands out for its particular characteristics, suitable for every taste. William, for example, is ideal for those who love cocktails and fruit salads because it is very juicy and fragrant, whereas lovers of sweetness will choose Max Red Bartlett because of its delicate and aromatic taste. Abate Fetel is characterized by a crunchy pulp whereas Decana del Comizio alternates its sugary taste with pleasing acidulous tips. Among the most appreciated ones there is Conference, firm, juicy and with an unmistakable aroma. At the end of summer is picked Santa Maria, with a white pulp and a fresh and sweet taste, as well as Carmen, the most nutritious and greedy. Perfect for cakes and recipes in cooking is Kaiser, with its typical brown skin and a strong taste.
HARVESTED AT THE RIGHT TIME
Pears of Emilia Romagna PGI are cultivated according to a specific production disciplinary which aims to enhance the quality of the fruit and its wholesomeness. The disciplinary establishes where pears can be cultivated, the integrated production, the harvesting once reached the right level of ripeness and the marketing of the fruit in respect of a certain sugar level.
Keep it in the best way not to lose the flavor
In order not to risk losing the genuine flavor of Pears of Emilia Romagna PGI it is important to know how to treat them. They are, in fact, fruits with an extremely delicate skin and excessive pressure is enough to spoil them and lose their taste. For this reason, in order to minimize bruises and scratches, they are put on the market when they are not too far from ripening. It takes just few days in a paper bag, at room temperature, to reach their perfect ripening stage which can be perceived by applying a slight pressure at the base of the stem. If the pulp is yielding it means the pear is ready to be tasted!