Dry & Dried Fruit
DRY & DRIED FRUIT
Almonds | Hazelnuts | Cashews | Pine Nuts | Pistachios | Nuts | Raisins | Goji Berries | Chestnut Flour
Dry and dried fruit is obtained from the fruits of various perennial plants belonging to different families. The fresh fruits can be dehydrated to increase their shelf life, while the seeds of the dried fruits stay inside their leathery shells that protect them.
Among the nuts, we can distinguish those typical of temperate climates, such as almonds and hazelnuts, and tropical ones, such as cashew nuts or the Amazon nut.
These foods have always been of great importance to humans because they are incredibly energetic, practical to transport and storable. Therefore, they have been an integral part of the man’s diet since the dawn of history and have spread throughout the world.
Our fruits come exclusively from controlled supply chains: we collaborate with Italian companies specialised in the processing of nuts and import directly from third countries what not grown in Italy.
In the Bel Paese, almonds are typically from the southern regions, mostly Puglia and Sicily, hazelnuts instead come from Lazio, Piedmont and Campania which is also the primary producer of pine nuts. Finally, chestnuts grow mainly in Piedmont. The other fruits come from the respective countries of origin or the countries specialised in their cultivation.
For each product, we make sure that the raw material supply chains are gluten-free guaranteed.
Dried fruit is rich in proteins and lipids, but also of nutraceutical substances such as vitamins and mineral salts, reasons why athletes and wellness lovers widely use it.
The presence of vitamin E, a molecule with a high antioxidant power that prevents ageing and fights free radicals, together with mineral salts, in particular, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc, makes dried fruit a particularly interesting food at the nutritional level.
Moreover, the lipid fraction is represented by unsaturated fatty acids omega-3, 6 and 9, which perform very beneficial actions for our body: in fact, in addition to preventing the accumulation of triglycerides in the blood thus protecting the cardiovascular system, defend the mucous membranes intestinal, have an anti-inflammatory action and increase the body’s immune response.