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The White Asparagus Bassano becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PDO (protected designation of origin) that was released September 13, 2007.
Being a product PDO certification requires that the entire production process should be made in the Veneto region.
The White Asparagus Bassano PDO has the following features: white, length between 18 and 22 cm diameter and central minimum of 11 mm, shoots well formed, straight, entire with apex tight, tender and non-wood, to look and smell Fresh. It is also permitted by the specification the presence of some cross-cutting cleavages of the shoots, element of quality and product identification Bassano, due to low fibrosity which is the main qualitative characteristic. The White Asparagus Bassano PDO has a bitter-sweet taste characteristic that sets it apart from all other species of asparagus. It is usually sold in bunches of 1.0 kg or 1.5 kg, all uniforms and tied with a Epicormic shoot willow called “stroppa”. In “stroppa” has entered the brand flag depicting a bunch of white asparagus and the Palladian Bridge, both stylized, with the numerical codes that lead back to the manufacturer, a day of harvesting and packaging of the product. Over the asparagus is clearly visible mark European official certification of protected designation of origin.
The asparagus is considered an excellent cleansing and diuretic and helps drain the liver and kidney. It also facilitates the digestion because it is rich in long fibers. It ‘a great ally to counter situations of physical and mental fatigue, the processes of demineralization and palpitations.
To safeguard the vitamin and preserve the texture of the vegetable is good to boil the asparagus in a little water, or even better to steam them.

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