Garlic and onions are ideal allies for a healthy diet
- Wines and Food Blog
- 6 May 2021
In garlic we find vitamin B6 and C in addition to selenium and sulfur compounds, which is why it contains numerous qualities which, if taken in the right quantities, provide important benefits for our health and promote a healthy diet. In summary, a real cure-all for your body!
In particular, eating garlic allows you to strengthen the immune system, reduce pressure, lower cholesterol and since ancient Greece it was used by sportsmen as it improved their performance. It also protects against the toxicity of heavy metals and is recommended as an antibacterial and provides benefits against osteoarthritis. In addition to the usual preparations, we give you some advice: try harissa, a typical sauce from the Maghreb based on red chilli, garlic and olive oil that is increasingly gaining ground in the Mediterranean diet as well.
CO.P.A.P., acronym for Cooperative Producers Aglio Piacentino, was founded in Monticelli d’Ongina (PC) in 1976 with the aim of safeguarding and improving the production of the local variety of Piacenza white garlic.
It is the only cooperative of garlic producers in Italy that brings together a total of 30 members, and which continues to invest in the quality of products and production, totally Made in Italy.
CO.P.A.P. processes, preserves, packages and markets fresh products such as Piacenza white garlic, onions and shallots.
The processing phases (from sowing to drying the garlic) still take place according to tradition, largely still entrusted to the hand of man. Human experience crosses with the latest technologies to offer a safe and versatile product: in the processing and storage plant, in fact, modern systems allow the quality of the product to be maintained unchanged without the need for additives. In fact, Piacenza white garlic does not contain anti-sprouting.
A safe and certified product
For CO.P.A.P., the health and quality control of the productions and the traceability of the product are fundamental. Piacenza white garlic, onions and shallots have a simple and traceable supply chain: all the contributing farms are members of the Cooperative and are GLOBAL GAP-GRASP certified, a further guarantee of quality and authenticity, in favor of all consumers.
In addition to the garlic and shallots already present on our online store, from today you will also find delicious caramelized white and red onions and soon all the products of the preserved range of CO.P.A.P. Onions, increasingly used in the kitchen as a probiotic food, together with garlic, and therefore associated with the idea of health as part of often fermented preparations, which contain live micro-organisms capable of bringing benefits to our body.
Haven’t you ever tried them? We give you some advice!
The caramelized onions CO.P.A.P. they are an ideal side dish for all your dishes, a sweet and sour complement that accompanies you throughout the meal.
These tasty onion compotes are in fact perfect for your appetizers, spread on a crouton or in a greedy sandwich, for your first courses, using them to whip up a risotto, or in combination with main courses based on boiled, grilled or grilled meat. to garnish delicious burgers.
Discover many other recipes based on garlic, shallot and onion, subscribe to our newsletter and visit the CO.P.A.P. site, you will be surprised by how many ideas you will find, with which you can indulge yourself in the kitchen!
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