Delicious specialties from Bella Italy
Imagine a fertile land caressed by the sea. The same seas that brought us the ancient peoples and traditions. A country crossed by rivers. Protected by green mountains which are kissed by the sun all year round. The cradle of the Mediterranean diet. Where nature gives us generous tastes, smells and biodiversity: this is Italy.
The season of delicious specialties from Bella Italia is starting again. View our range here and get inspired. Delizioso!
Tropea onions are considered as the most delicious type of red onions in the world. It is a beautiful red onion with an oval shape. The onion tastes wonderfully sweet and has a strong aroma. They can be found in Italian city of Tropea, where many shops display braids of red onions. The Tropea jelly has become a popular souvenir, it tastes great on bruschetta!
Peperoncino chili pepper
Peperoncino is simply the Italian translation of the word chili pepper. The Italian peppers are quite hot and score 15,000 to 30,000 on the Scoville scale. Every year the annual Peperoncini festival is held in the Calbrian town of Diamante! Ten thousand people come here and there is even a food contest where they compete to see who can eat the most peperoncini!
Bergamot is also known under the name “lucky fruit”. It is a crossing between a lemon and a bitter orange. The pulp of this citrus fruit has a calming and uplifting effect. It is therefore not surprising that this Italian citrus fruit is often used in perfumes, but also in the well-known Earl Gray tea. The citrus fruit gets its name from the place where it comes from: the Italian city of Bergamo.
This gigantic lemon is very special! Etrog lemons are sometimes 5 times larger than normal lemons. The distinctive thick skin is yellow and fragrant with a thick white mesocarp underneath and the flesh is light green. Etrog plays an important ritual role in the Jewish feast of tabernacles.