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Hazelnut of Giffoni

nocciola di giffoni
 

Hazelnut-Di-theThe protected Geographical indication "the Stone of the world" refers to one of the most prized Italian varieties: the Tonda di.

The distinguishing characteristics of the "" round "are represented: from the perfectly deformed shape of the seed (which is the shelled hazelnut), which has white pulp, consisting of the aromatic flavour, and the Perisperma (the inner film) Thin and easily detachable. It is also particularly suitable for roasting, peeling and calibrating, also for the medium and homogeneous size of the fruit. For these valuable characteristics it is particularly suitable for industrial processing and is therefore strongly demanded by the industries for the production of pasta and grain, as well as, as raw material, for the preparation of confectionery specialties of Great consumption. In the area of origin it is also used as an ingredient in the preparation of a varied range of delicacies, including: treats, cakes, ice creams, creams, but also unusual first courses and even hazelnut liqueurs.

But the "core of the PGI" IGP lends itself particularly to the shape and quality of the fruit, to direct consumption, both in shell and above all as a whole pitted snack, and it is this form of consumption that has stimulated a new renewed interest in this Product. To the natural or covered with chocolate, in honey or in nougat, the "core of the" "" of the IGP "is gaining, even abroad, the favour of the consumers.

Being a medium-early cultivar, the harvest of the fruits usually starts already from the Third decade of August, after which, the hazelnuts are dried to bring them to a humidity of 5-7% and finally they are deposited in fresh and ventilated places, free of odours and humidity.

The highly nutritional value of the "atherosclerosis" means that its consumption protects against cardiovascular diseases, thanks to a concentration of monounsaturated fatty substances, such as oleic acid, which have the function of limiting Strongly cholesterol levels in the blood stream. It is also rich in vitamins E, B, C, as well as minerals such as iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium and selenium, essential for the correct functioning of the cellular system.

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