FRUIT-BASED SEASONINGS
DONNA FRANCESCA

The baked figs of Donna Francesca are a surprise: able to accompany very different types of dishes and recipes, but also very pleasant to the palate with raw foods, fruits, vegetables and leafy vegetables.

Donna Francesca Seasoning Cherries is the silhouette of an unexpected, totally new taste. Its particular taste, sweet and elegant on the palate, makes it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen as well as in pastry. Artisan product from 100% Italian cherries. It contains no sugar and is free of any preservative.

Why choose our seasonings

100% italian fruits

Dyes and preservatives free

Gluten-free

Single ingredient

Work at a low temperature

With no added sugar

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condimento a base di frutta cotto di fichi donna francesca

The baked figs of Donna Francesca are a surprise: able to accompany very different types of dishes and recipes, but also very pleasant to the palate with raw foods, fruits, vegetables and leafy vegetables.

Crafted traditionally with 100% Italian figs.

Available in 150gr, 290gr and 700gr.

CULTIVAR: Various cultivar

INGREDIENTS: 100% Italian figs without any preservatives, thickening and colouring additives; the product is naturally sweet and it does not contain any added sugar

PROVENIENCE: Province of Bari, Apulia, Italy

ALTITUDE OF FIGS TREE GROVES: 200 to 380 metres above the level of the sea, at the border between pre-Murgia and High Murgia

HARVEST: From June to August

HARVESTING TECHNIQUES: Manual, directly from the tree in wicker
baskets

DRYING AND STORAGE: Solar drying; stored in stainless steel
containers

SELECTION: Manual selection of the figs

COLOR: Deep dark brown

DENSITY: Very high

HOW TO STORE: Store in a cool, dry place, away from light and heat sources.

SHELF-LIFE: 3 years

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES: the Seasoning Figs is produced by slow-cooking figs at low heat, continuously stirring. This type of cooking allows for the evaporation of vegetation liquids and the concentration of sugars into a thick syrup.

PRESERVING METHODS: the Seasoning Figs is filtered and left to cool down naturally. It is subsequently stored in dark glass containers and away from heat sources to preserve intact its natural organoleptic qualities. The Seasoning Figs is safe, namely it cannot be altered by microorganisms, because of its naturally high sugar content.

TASTE: the Seasoning Figs has a very sweet peculiar taste of extract. Its intense scent is reminiscent of dried prunes, honey, cocoa powder, dates, dried figs and raisins. It has spicy notes of cinnamon and caramel. The sweetness of Seasoning Figs has a fresh counterpart flavor which produces a harmonious balance with its delicate sapidity. The ending note is very persistent and reminiscent of dried fruit.

PAIRINGS: Excellent on salads, raw or cooked vegetables, stews, fish, cheese, desserts, fruit and with ice-cream. Exquisite in cocktails, the Seasoning Figs is the irreplaceable signature ingredient in traditional Christmas pastries from Apulia.

condimento a base di frutta cotto di ciliegie donna francesca

Donna Francesca Seasoning Cherries is the silhouette of an unexpected, totally new taste. Its particular taste, sweet and elegant on the palate, makes it a versatile ingredient in the kitchen as well as in pastry. Artisan product from 100% Italian cherries. It contains no sugar and is free of any preservative.

Available in 150gr format.

CULTIVAR: Ferrovia, Bigarreau, Giorgia, Lapins

INGREDIENTS: 100% italian cherries without any preservatives, thickeners and colouring additives. the product is naturally sweet and it does not contain any added sugar.

PROVINCE: Provincie of Bari, Apulia, Italy.

HARVEST: May – June

HARVESTING TECHNIQUES: manual, directly from the tree

STORAGE: stored in stainless steel containers

SELECTION: manual selection of the cherries

PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

COLOUR: brown and violet color with ruby-red reflections

DENSITÀ: mean

HOW TO STORE: Store in a cool, dry place, away from light and heat sources.

SHELF.LIFE: 3 years

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES: The “Seasoning cherries” is produced by slow cooking fresh cherries on a low heat with continuous stirring. The pressing of the fruit is soft. The slow cooking allows the evaporation of vegetable liquids and the concentration of sugars.

PRESERVING METHODS: The “Seasoning cherries” is filtered and then cooled naturally. To keep its natural organoleptic characteristics intact, it is stored in dark glass containers at a controlled temperature and away from heat sources. Baked cherries is a biologically stable product, thanks to its high concentration of natural sugars.

PAIRINGS: Excellent on salads, raw vegetables, cold cuts, game, pork, foie grass, salmon, octopus, ricotta, fresh cheeses. Unique taste on yogurt and ice cream, to create cool and refreshing drinks. Ideal for preparing original cocktails. Its use in pastry is versatile.

TASTE: The “Seasoning cherries” is immediately intense to the taste with hints of fresh fruit, such as plum, apricot and black cherry. The ending note is sweet with pronounced acid perception. It offers on the nose aromas of dried plum, honey, bitter cocoa, red fruit and coffee notes. Overall pleasant and elegant on the palate.

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