Mini leek belongs to the garlic family and has the same looks as its bigger brother, but is slightly softer and sweeter in flavor. With its white stems and green bract, the mini leek is very suitable to use in its entirety in a dish. Great in taste with a decorative look!
In addition to the well-known green romanesco, there is also a beautiful orange variety. This orange-colored type of cabbage has a wonderfully soft taste and is sometimes referred to as turret cauliflower because of all the small, beautiful 'turrets'. The orange color has everything to do with the presence of carotene in the soil.
Basil pesto is a tasty sauce made from fresh basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and garlic. These ingredients are blended with rich oils and aromatic herbs for pure and authentic flavors.
The pumpkin 'Jack be little' is, as the name suggests, a small pumpkin and is about the size of a fist. It is the smaller version of the classic Halloween pumpkin, has a beautiful deep orange color and is full of flavor. Thanks to their small size, these pumpkins are very remarkable and very tasty to fill or roast in its entirety.
Haricot Coco de Paimpol is a white bean variety with a refined taste that is very popular among chefs. This striking bean is named after the beautiful coastal region of Paimpol in France, where these beans are grown in a defined area. What is special is that these beans are still harvested by hand, while most beans are harvested mechanically. The Haricot Coco de Paimpol beans have a protected indication of origin (PDO).
No, this is not a bunch of grapes! And not a bunch of peas either. These are very small eggplants. The taste is quite bitter and they can be eaten raw, but they are usually used in curries. It is a popular product in Thai, Lao and Indian cuisines.
The vegetable Sud'n'Sol Bruschetta is a delicious concassé of semi-dried tomatoes, zucchinis, yellow peppers and grilled eggplants with Mediterranean flavours. Prepared from fresh, semi-dried or grilled vegetables, crushed and then mixed with oils and aromatic herbs.
Sud'n'Sol tomato bruschetta is a delicious concassé of semi-dried tomatoes with a basil scent and Mediterranean flavours. Prepared from fresh, semi-dried, crushed tomatoes, then blended with oils and basil infused with southern flavors.
Sud'n'Sol Tomatade is a tasty preparation made from semi-dried tomatoes with Mediterranean flavors. Prepared from fresh tomatoes, candied, then mixed with oils and aromatic herbs. Delicious to use as a spread on a piece of crusty baguette or toast, or as a base for a pasta or soup.
Sud'n'Sol grilled mushrooms are delicious slices of grilled mushrooms with Mediterranean flavors. Prepared from fresh mushrooms, cut into strips, grilled and then mixed with oils and aromatic herbs.
Sud'n'Sol grilled zucchinis are delicious slices of grilled zucchinis with Mediterranean flavors. Prepared from fresh zucchinis , cut into strips, grilled and then mixed with oils and aromatic herbs.
Sud'n'Sol grilled eggplants are delicious slices of grilled eggplants with Mediterranean flavors. Prepared from fresh eggplants, cut into strips, grilled and then mixed with oils and aromatic herbs.
Sud'n'Sol marinated & grilled pineapple are delicious pieces of grilled and marinated pineapple with flavors of vanilla and thyme. Prepared from fresh pineapple, cut into pieces, grilled and then mixed with oils, vanilla and aromatic herbs.
Sud'n'Sol peppers are delicious slices of grilled red and yellow bell peppers, marinated with Mediterranean flavors. Prepared from fresh bell peppers, cut into strips, grilled and mixed with oils and aromatic herbs.
Mini eggplant may be small in size, but they're big in flavour! There is a purple variety, a purple-white striped variety (graffiti) and a green variety (Thai Green Tomato). Mini eggplants are great to fill with, for example, minced meat or vegetables.
This beautiful tuber has a sweet taste and a low starch content. This gives a less starchy texture than normal potatoes. Oca is very versatile, so it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. Fresh oca has a crispy texture that is comparable to carrots. Oca can be white, orange, red, pink and purple of colour.
Mashua are tubers that can be eaten boiled or used in soups. Due to their sharp taste, they are not suitable to eat in a raw condition. Mashua tubers are available in different shapes and colours. The potatoes are very goodlooking; creamy white to yellow with pink to dark purple eyes.
Wakamé is also known as sea fern and has an olive green to brown color, with a rubbery, long and smooth single leaves with wavy edges. The sea vegetable can grow up to two meters high. Wakamé is often processed into a delicious Japanese seaweed salad.
Colored radish is native to China and is 5 centimeters bigger than the regular radish. The radish is white on the outside, but on the inside it can be red, blue, green, pink or pink-green. The pink-green variety is also called watermelon radish.
Maison Ponthier chose Costa Rica for its pineapples. Pineapples grow mainly in hot countries in the southern hemisphere. Farming this tropical fruit requires unique expertise. The plant must be fertilised then harvested at the right time to guarantee the flavour. The pineapples grown for PONTHIER have a great many qualities: high sugar content, no acidity, sunny yellow colour, a fruity flavour and a fibrous texture exactly like the fresh fruit.
Maison Ponthier has chosen Ecuadorian bananas as this country has the ideal climate for this fruit to flourish. The banana has 7 ripening stages. This means that we can contractually define at which precise stage of ripeness we buy the fruit to preserve its texture and colour. In PONTHIER banana purée, you will find the delicious and generous flavour of the fresh fruit as well as its length on the palate and its thick texture.
The bergamot is the acidic citrus fruit of the Bergamot tree, a hybrid of lime and bitter orange. A small tree three to four metres tall, the bergamot enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate and its fresh, tangy notes evoke the terroir of the Riviera. The best bergamot come from southern Italy, where 95% of world production naturally occurs.
Maison Ponthier lemon purée is obtained by extracting the juice and removing the fibres. Sicilian lemons are selected for their distinct high quality. The volcanic island of Sicily, encircled by mountains, is a very fertile terroir to grow citrus fruit. The island's mountains mostly comprise tertiary land, known as "Trubi" or "sandy marls", where the soil is rich in chalk, minerals and fine yellow sand. This well-drained soil is ideal terrain for citrus groves. Moreover, the mountains abound with small streams which provide a steady supply of water. The naturally sunny climate of the island also contributes to the fine quality of Sicilian fruit, since continuous sunshine is essential for citrus fruit to mature correctly.
The lime is a tropical citrus fruit from the lime tree, which belongs to the Rutaceae family. Its rind is thin and smooth, dark green in colour, the essence it contains is aromatic and its greenish flesh is juicy and acidic. Its acidity means it is used to prepare fish tartares, ceviches and carpaccios. Highly sensitive to cold temperatures, limes are only grown in a tropical climate.
Maison Ponthier chose a variety of cranberry that is grown in Canada, the birthplace of this fruit along with the northern states of America. The PONTHIER teams selected a farm close to the lakes where the cranberries enjoy their best allies: sand, water, sun and cool weather. The harvested fruit are a beautiful ruby colour, very firm and dense flesh, a slightly tangy flavour and a very fruity aroma.
Mexican prickly pears are different because of their sweet flavour and the astonishing ruby colour of their flesh. Prickly pears have the best resistance to drought, with over 1,000 varieties inventoried in regions where rain is rare. The plant has long, round and flat paddle-like branches covered with spines. In season, it produces beautiful flowers that become oval fruit, 5 to 10cm long.
For its exotic fruit purée and coulis, Maison Ponthier combines 4 rigorously selected fruits: pure Flavicarpa passion fruit from Ecuador, pure Alphonso mango from India (Ratnagiri), pure banana from Ecuador and pure lime from Mexico. In this combination purée the taste of each fruit is clear: the tangy flavour of passion fruit, the creaminess of mango, the delicious fragrance of banana and the enhancing acidity of lime.
The red fruit puree and coulis are made with 4 berries and currants, selected with the greatest care. The blackcurrants come from Burgundy where this fruit has a fabulous farming tradition. The recipe includes Morello cherries from Oblacinska giving the puree and the coulis a delicious colour and great tang. Finally It also has Camarosa and Senga Senga strawberries, synonymous with freshness and sweetness.
Madagascar and South Africa offer all the specific characteristics the guava tree needs to bloom: sunlight and rich, volcanic soil that is well drained. While the guava tree may grow easily in tropical climates, it produces a fragile fruit which requires great expertise in cultivation methods. Maison Ponthier teams select guavas that have ripened on the tree and offer a juicy, tangy fruit with a musky scent. The fruit is fresh and firm, as a high-quality guava should be.
Maison Ponthier has chosen to procure this fruit from "Pomegranate Valley" in Turkey the pomegranate's native country, and Sicily with its volcanic soils. An apple-shaped autumn fruit, the pomegranate is made up of many small translucent seeds that are very juicy and ruby red in colour. This is why PONTHIER's purée has the mouth-watering bright colour and the sweet, tangy flavour of the best pomegranate varieties.
The redcurrant has its origins in central Europe and has a high resistance to cold weather. So Maison Ponthier travels to Poland, the second largest redcurrant producer after Russia, to select the fruit for its redcurrant purée. These little Polish red berries are particularly juicy and refreshing, with a very tangy flavour. The seeds of the fruit are carefully removed during production of PONTHIER's purée, so it only contains the soft fruit flesh with no trace of bitterness.
Originally from south-east Asia, the kalamansi is a very small citrus fruit, two to three centimetres in diameter. Vietnam, where high plains and mountains cover two-thirds of the land, is ideal for the Calamondin. A hybrid between the mandarin orange and the kumquat, the kalamansi has a wide range of flavours. Sweet, sharp and aromatic, it evokes mandarin orange, bitter orange, lime and pink grapefruit. More fragile than other citrus fruits, its skin is so thin and delicate that the fruit must be cut from the tree by hand.
The lychees selected by Maison Ponthier are harvested from old trees situated in the region of Toamasina, on the east coast of the island. Toamasina’s land is favourable for lychee crops: an orange, very rich soil and a tropical climate marked by heavy rains during the southern winter and high temperatures during the rest of the year. Following harvest, the fruit is selected according to very strict specifications. Each bunch is then carefully peeled by hand in order to preserve all the qualities of this particularly soft and fragile flesh, with flavours of rose and muscat.
The volcanic island of Sicily, encircled by mountains, is a very fertile terroir to grow citrus fruit. It gives some of the best quality mandarin oranges, fresh and vibrant, produced according to local tradition. Drenched in sunshine, the fruit is particularly flavourful with a powerful aroma and bright colour, offering balanced acidity and slight bitterness in flavour. Sicilian mandarin oranges, with their many qualities, have been selected to illustrate the Slow Food Foundation's biodiversity initiatives.
Blackberry purée is made with farmed blackberries, sweeter and softer than the wild fruit. Selected for their fruity and tangy flavour, these blackberries grown in the plains of Serbia are also even in size with a dark ruby-tinted colour. At full ripeness, these juicy berries are very fragile and our partner farmer hand-picks them in several stages to ensure we only use berries at the peak of ripeness therefore with the greatest flavour.
Maison Ponthier has chosen a blueberry with a fragrant taste, slightly sweet and tangy. Its juicy and soft flesh gives the purée a fresh, floral and woody flavour. The fragrance and blue-black colour are typical of this delicious little berry. The blueberry is fragile and must be hand-picked intact with no bruises, often using a special comb.
Maison Ponthier offers a second purée, of coconut, with a particularly creamy and smooth texture. Cultivated at the equator in Indonesia, the coconuts used to produce this purée are only selected if their flesh is perfectly healthy and fresh. With its gourmand flavour, long finish and immaculate glacier-white colour, this coconut purée is a delight for lovers of this fruit.
Maison Ponthier has selected balanced and flavourful blood oranges grown in a superbly fertile environment of volcanic soils encircled by mountains. The orange trees that grow there are abundantly laden with fruit. Moreover, the mountains abound with small streams which provide a steady supply of water and allow the growth of healthy trees. The naturally sunny climate of the island also contributes to the fine quality of Sicilian fruit, since continuous sunshine is essential for citrus fruit to mature correctly.
The volcanic island of Sicily, encircled by mountains, is a very fertile terroir for growing oranges. The orange trees that grow there are abundantly laden with fruit. Moreover, the mountains abound with small streams which provide a steady supply of water and allow the growth of healthy trees. The naturally sunny climate of the island also contributes to the fine quality of Sicilian oranges and gives the Ponthier purée a fresh and vibrant fragrance.
The Texas pink grapefruit is known for its beautiful ruby colour, indicative of naturally high sugar content. In this region, the days blaze with sunshine and the evenings are freshened by a light tropical breeze. Winters are mild and provide just enough fresh air to revive the fruit's beautiful colour. Texas grapefruit are left to ripen on the tree and are hand-picked to ensure a high quality fruit.
Maison Ponthier sources white peaches from the Rhone Valley. Peach trees bloom best in this region, thanks to the warm, temperate climate, high rate of sunshine and well-drained soils. The white peaches selected offer excellent taste quality, white and fragrant flesh that is both sweet and slightly tart. The pink around the stone gives Maison Ponthier white peach purée its bright, fresh colour.
Maison Ponthier specifically selected a Granny Smith apple grown at 400 metres altitude at the foot of Mont d'Or. The lower alpine soils, deep and fertile, provide alluvial and colluvial qualities ideal for growing fruit. The very sunny climate of south-eastern France gives Granny Smith apples their tangy, juicy and fragrant character. You can recognise Granny Smith apples from Haute Provence through their freshness: firm flesh, crisp and tangy, thick bright green skin, shiny and smooth with no dark marks.
The sudachi is an exotic citrus fruit with green peel and intense and refreshing aromas. Sudachis are very small, with a diameter of just 4cm. This round fruit has particularly pulpy flesh. Used in particular for seasoning fish or preparing fresh drinks and sorbets, this small citrus fruit offers an entirely new thirst-quenching and spicy note.
Originally, yuzu trees grew upstream of the Yangtze River in China and were first planted in Japan 1,300 years ago. Today, Japan is the largest producer and consumer of yuzu. The country’s geography and great temperature differences have made Japanese yuzu the most aromatic of all. Japan’s mountainous regions, where rainfall is abundant and sunshine limited, are ideal for growing yuzu. It is not widely farmed because of its yield, the most unpredictable of all citrus. Its rarity increases its value and it remains highly sought-after for its fragrance and flavour, both powerful.
Cultivated between the regions of the Adour river and the Médoc, the white asparagus selected by Maison Ponthier is an exceptional product. An oceanic climate and sandy soil are favourable to its cultivation. This permeable and deep soil is regularly irrigated by the rain, and is perfectly suited to growing asparagus - it allows it to grow upright inside a small mound that protects it from the sun’s rays. This darkness preserves its mother-of-pearl colouring, delicate taste and tender flesh. It is harvested manually with the help of a gouge.