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Typical produce from Italy
Abruzzo has been for years a land of farmers and shepherds, devoted to agriculture and cattle-breeding, that's the reason why the typical produce of this region is so numerous. It is genuine produce which, though involved in the industialization in order to get a better optimization of operation schedules, is still today produced by a lot of families for their needs. From salami and cold pork meats to cheese, from fruit to vegetables, from unusual cultivations (eg. saffron, spelt and truffle) to oil, wines, spirits, pasta. In short, a wide variety of produce which has kept its traditional features on the whole, though some changes and improvements have been made throughout the years. The produce of Abruzzo always provides you with what it promises to give you.


Typical Products of Abruzzo

L'Aquila, 700 mt
- Torroni
Sorelle Nurzia produces Torrone since 1835. Please browse our site find out more about our Torrone, of a superior quality capable of satisfying even the most demanding consumers.


(Zafferano - Saffron)
L'Aquila, 700 mt
- Saffron (Zafferano)
Without any doubts saffron is one of the most precious among the spices and the saffron produced in Navelli is considered to be the best in the world thanks to its qualities. Gourmets from all over the world appreciate it for its taste and fragrance; but it also has healing properties. You get the saffron from the Crocus Sativus's stigma, i.e. the violet Saffron flower. The spice's typical colour is due just to the red stigma of the saffron flower.
You need about two hundred thousand flowers to get 1 Kg saffron in threads, that is the most excellent kind of saffron thanks to its taste and fragrance, even though it takes quite a long time to prepare: in fact, it needs to be toasted and pulverized or to be soaked in boiling water.
Saffron comes from the Middle East; it was introduced in Italy by a Dominican friar around 1300. The cultivation of saffron spread over Abruzzo and several Italian areas but today it is cultivated only in Navelli, the only place in Italy where it grows with no difficulties.


(Tartufi - Truffles)
L'Aquila, 700 mt
- Truffles
Few people know that the truffle is one of the typical produce from Abruzzo.
Abruzzo is one of the richest in truffles Italian regions. There are at least 28 varieties: the white truffle from Vasto represents the 15% of the production; the black truffle from L'Aquila and the black truffle from Teramo represent a third of the production; the so-called "scorzone" or summer truffle represents the rest of the production.
The truffles (tartufi) from Abruzzo taste strong and smell unmistakable. Their quality is excellent.

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