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Gustiamo, Inc. is newly importing DOP San Marzano tomatoes from Agro Nocerino Sarnese by DANIcoop. These are varieties grown from a cooperative of 200 farmers with the mission to preserve the quality and authenticity of the San Marzano tomato.
GUSTIAMO LAUNCHES NEWEST TOMATO IMPORT TO AMERICA: DOP SAN MARZANO TOMATOES FROM AGRO NOCERINO SARNESE BY DANICOOP – THE REAL THING
Gustiamo, Inc. – Italy’s Best Foods – importer and distributor of authentic Italian foods in America introduces the latest addition to its ever growing tomato family: DOP San Marzano tomatoes from Agro Nocerino Sarnese by DANIcoop.
The tomatoes are grown in the DOP certified area for San Marzano in Italy, the agro Nocerino-Sarnese, in the Sarno Valley, near Naples, in the minerally rich soil of Mount Vesuvius and the Sarno River. The ecotype San Marzano is known as the “red gold” of this area of Italy.
While “San Marzano style” tomatoes are readily available in America, the production of authentic San Marzano tomatoes is extremely limited and only a small percentage of it makes it outside Italy. Gustiamo sources DOP San Marzano tomatoes directly from the San Marzano Consortium on the Agro Nocerino Sarnese, a cooperative of 200 passionate and knowledgeable farmers with the mission to preserve the quality and authenticity of the world famous San Marzano tomato.
Listed in the Slow Food Presidia, DANIcoop tomatoes’ intrinsic San Marzano characteristics – distinctive sweet taste, very low acidity, rich flesh and bright red color – are enhanced by the cooperative century old cultivation methods such as manual spring water irrigation and hand-picking at harvest from carefully tended tomato plants.