Bronte pistachio DOP

Bronte pistachio DOP
Bronte pistachio DOP

Known as the "Green Gold of Etna", the pistachio plant spread and found its natural habitat in the volcanic soil of Bronte during the period of Arab domination in Sicily in the eighth and ninth centuries b.C. An extraordinary  combination between the plant and the lava soil that, fertilized by volcanic ash, favored the production of a fruit that by quality exceeds the rest of world production. So the tradition and richness of the "pistachio city" was born: thanks to the farmers and their hard work in the care of pistachio plants handed down in generations. The fruit is distinguished by its intense external ruby red color and emerald green inside, for its elongated shape and larger size, and for a flavor with a strong, sublime aroma of superior quality. As if that was not enough, Bronte pistachio is rich in nutritional and beneficial substances. The high content of omega 6, omega 9 and oleic acid, essential for the body, keeps body cells and their functionalities intact. The presence of polyphenols contrasts the action of free radicals and reduces the absorption of sugars. Group B, E vitamins have an important antioxidant function. It is also a source of mineral salts (including potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium), vegetable proteins and amino acids. Finally it is considered an antitumor and prevents viral and cardiac diseases due to the presence of monounsaturated fats that reduce bad cholesterol. All the reasons that have always driven Don Cannolo not to use other types of pistachio in his cannolipistachio paste cookies and nougat. Tradition and quality before everything. Receive his Sicilian pastries with a click comfortably at home to enjoy intense moments of pleasure.

Bronte, Sicily
Bronte, Sicily

Thanks to Luca Galli for the shot at Bronte and Fabio Ingrosso for the shot at Bronte pistachio.