Delights of Etna
ORIGINAL ITY AND QUALITY to obtain a high quality product from excellent raw materials is fundamental. All "Terre Nere" products are prepared in a traditional way, using fresh and freshly caught fruit, coming exclusively from Sicilian suppliers. We pay particular attention and attention to the selection, preparation and mondatura, all handmade, to preserve and preserve the consistency and integrity of the fruit. We respect the natural rhythm of the seasons, not using fruit from greenhouses or frozen fruit, focusing our efforts only on fresh and freshly harvested fruits. The lemon juice used for our preserves - of which we also use the precious essential oils contained in the bark - is also squeezed into the company only at the time of processing. We add to the sugar, the only and natural preservative of our products, The Honey of Zafferana Etnea. This allows to obtain a refined sweetness in the face of a reduced caloric intake, with the advantage of extraordinary palatability, which only a higher quality honey can guarantee. The authenticity and freshness of Etna fruit, combine with the specialties that have made our land famous: Avola almonds, Bronte pistachios, Modica chocolate and nuts born in the woods on the slopes of the volcano. In addition, in our jams, citrus peels are candied in zagara honey, according to a unique process that makes them soft and crunchy, at the same time, keeping all flavors and aromas intact. Finally, the jellies reflect the desire to offer a different way of consuming our noblest wines: intense, delicate or combined with exotic spices, they go perfectly with cheeses, cold cuts and boiled meat, not disdaining even the most daring combinations with fruits, fish and seafood, in a marriage of flavors able to surprise and enchant the most refined palates.
TERRITORY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS The richness of ingredients of the Terre Nere preserves reflects the variety of nature of Etna: a harsh and at the same time generous land that, from the sunny citrus groves to the sea level, passing through the fields of ply pears of India and the beautifully terraced vineyards, goes up to the highest altitudes, where heroic apple orchards defy the fury of the volcano. In addition to the continuous search for quality, we are proud of our production cycle with very low environmental impact: the energy we use comes only from renewable sources and all our processing remains are recycled and destined for breeding. Also for packaging we use only recyclable materials, such as paper, cardboard, glass, steel and aluminum.