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Shipping

The next deliveries will be made approximately between 13th and 15th April.. The shipping of our products is free (with the exception of some peripheral locations).

If you order from different manufacturers, you will receive separate deliveries.

Organic Red Onion of Tropea PGI

Orteat's Organic Red Onion of Trope PGI

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Calabrian delicacies?

Yes, exactly, the Red Onion of tropea, the red gold of Calabria, wordly well-known, loved and appreciated by everybody! 

This secular vegetable is cultivated in Calabria according to traditional and ancient farming practices. Its success is undoubtedly due to its sweetness, its crunchy texture and unmistakable red color. 

The Organic Red Onion fo Tropea is PGI is for fresh consumption. During the whole year, this type of onion changes in shape, size and preservation; the variety currently available on Orteat s the Cipollotto of Tropea. Cipollotto is an early variety of onion and it is characterized by a tender pulp and a delicate taste, which make it pleasant even when eaten raw. Differently from onions, Cipollotto is a very perishable vegeteble which can be stored in the fridge for only few days. 

The production and processing of this small vegetables is very peculiar because is competely hand made. Indeed, the cultivation land in which it is grown doesn't allow the use of mechanical harvesters. The production is not only labor intensive but it is also characterised by a slow and patient harvesting process that makes the production of the PGI Red Onion very long and tiring. Each root is planted and followed during the entire growth process, the vegetable ripens under constant care and attention and the result is an authentic product which enhances the land and it resources. 

The PGI Red Onion of Tropea that we sell on Orteat it is grown in Calabria, following entirely organic agricultural practices tha reward sustainability. Ancient and traditional processing methods are combined with an ethical model that protects the environment and preserves its resources.   

Properties and nutritional values

Red Onions belong to the same family of garlic, onions and leeks. This peculiar onion variety differs from the classical one for both seasonality and taste. The qualitative peculiarities of thi onion variety depend on its interactions with the surrounding environment. In Calabria there is the ideal soil to grow this crop, characterized by the closeness to the seaside, the long duration of the days as well as the high temperatures and humidity levels. Its inimitable characteristics fully derive from these environmental factors, which together with the cultivation methods, are responsible for its extraordinary qualities. The cultivation of onions following organic farming practices ensures that all the organoleptic properties of this crop remain unchanged and enhancing its value. Let's find out some of their properties: - they are composed by water for 79%; - they contain vitamins A and C, very important to fight free radicals; - they are full of minerals (calcium, phorphorus, potassium and iron); - they contain a lot of fibers, proteins, mineral salts, essential oils and flavonoids, which are very helpful for the well-being and the correct functioning of our intestine.

Benefits

An important aid for every part of our body. - These onions help diuresis, thanks to their water content that regulate our digestive system; - They can increase our immune defenses thank to their antiobiotic and fungicidal properties; - They might help cholesterol reduction and can control blood pressure; - They might cure rheumatism, headaches, abscesses, warts and small daily ailments by proving to be a valid help in everyday life. - They help digestion thanks to their restorative and detoxifying powers.

Conservation and use

Do you know the secret for the perfect recipe? In Italy we call it 'soffritto'. And do you know what is the difference between a good and a bad 'soffritto'? The onion! Onions are indispensable for preparing any type of meal; they add flavor and taste to all of your dishes. There are hundreds of recipes that use onions as primary or secondary ingredients as: - Caramelized onions; - Raw onions to flavor your salads; - Cooked onions for any kind of 'soffritto'. Would you like to discover how not to cry while cutting onions or garlic? We have some tips and tricks for you! 1) Often wash the knife blade while cutting onions; 2) Peel the onions under the water; 3) If you don't like strong flavors and prefer a less intense flavor, place the onions in the fridge or in the freezer before cutting them; 4) A popular tradition states that if you don't want to cry while cutting these vegetables, you should have a silver spoon in your mouth while cutting them. Our onions are freshly shipped, short after they have been manually harvested. If kept in a cool environment, these vegetables ripen slowly. We advise you to not store them in the fridge as they will ripen faster.

Customer service

We are always available for any further information you may need. Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to learn more about us, from the pre-sale to the after-sale phase. We aim at guaranteeing you the best purchasing experience. Contact us via email at info@orteat.com or via WhatsApp at +39 392 201 2933.

General information

Variety: Red Onion of Tropea PGI Box: 3kg Box or 6kg Box Size: small/medium Farmer: Gregorio

About the farmer

Gregorio

,

Briatico Welfare Farm 

Gregorio's story is simple, natural and authentic. It is a story made of interwining, traditions and innovations.

He comes from a family in which the passion for land and for agriculture is spread and intense. Gregorio tells us that he is the "son of this art": in fact, his parents and before them his gr ...

Organic Red Onion of Tropea PGI

Produced by
Gregorio

24,00 €

1 item- 3 kg

Organic Red Onion of Tropea PGI

24,00€

1 item - 3 kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive this product?

Products are shipped early in the week to ensure freshness and quality. You can read the estimated delivery date for each product within its tab.

What if there are problems with my order?

You can contact us for any need related to your order, as well as any other information, via email at info@orteat.com or by phone (including on WhatsApp) at 392.2012933.

What happens if I'm not home?

We will notify you to indicate when the courier will deliver our products, but if however you should not be at home, you will be contacted to arrange a second delivery.

I ordered 2 products but only received 1

To ensure a short supply chain, products are shipped directly from our farmers. This means that if you have purchased from different producers you will receive different shipments.

Can I change my delivery address?

Certainly, you can do it from your personal area, where you will find a summary of your data including the delivery address. However, the change does not apply to shipments on delivery.

How can I track the shipment

In the email that we sent you upon confirmation of shipment you will find all the references necessary to easily track the shipment and understand when it will be delivered.

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