You will find few fruits as comforting as the Sant’Orsola strawberry. Its sweet and delicious flavor is a delight for the palate. It may taste familiar but at the same time it offers so much to be discovered and savored time and time again.
With its intense aroma, elongated cone shape reminiscent of a heart and its beautiful soft red color flecked with green seeds, the Sant’Orsola strawberry is immediately recognizable. So simple yet so delicious.
Nutritional values per 100 g
The Strawberry is a good source of Vitamin C and is composed of 90% water. It is low in calories and completely fat free.
The Strawberry plant belongs to the Rosaceae Family and to the genus Fragaria. The plant is composed of green, trilobed leaves attached to thin stalks. Its small, white flowers blossom every year between spring and summer.
Sant’Orsola cultivates different varieties of strawberries including Elsanta (particularly delicious and shiny fruits) Murano, Antea, Aprica and Vivara.
In order to meet our quality standards, Sant’Orsola strawberries must appear whole, firm and clean. They must have no damage on the surface and the peduncle must be green. They are typically shiny and red in color with a sweet taste that is perfectly balanced by the presence of sour notes.
Not everyone knows that the strawberry is a "false fruit": the real fruits, in fact, are the so-called achenes which are the yellow seeds that can be seen on its surface.
Consumed as early as prehistoric times, it is believed that strawberries were originally grown in ancient Greece and in the Latin gardens. Starting from 1500 they became used more and more frequently whether as a decoration, a pleasure of the table and for their alleged medicinal properties.
Our strawberries are cultivated in accordance with the principles of “Integrated Production”, which follow the current National Guidelines.Find out more about our farming methods
“We are fragile, handle us with care!
Keep in the fridge between +4° and +8° degrees and wash just before serving.”
Famous for their incredible sweetness, Sant’Orsola strawberries are best eaten whole: try them dipped in melted chocolate or cream or as an accompaniment to a bowl of fior di latte and fruit ice cream. Real comfort food.
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