Pesca bianca napoletana

Pesca bianca napoletana, also known as white peach from Naples, is a traditional fruit that is highly valued in the Campania region of Italy. This variety of peach is characterized by its delicate flavor, juicy texture, and white flesh. It is grown in several towns and communes of Campania, including San Marzano sul Sarno, Scafati, and Nocera Inferiore.

The Pesca bianca napoletana has been recognized as a PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) by the Italian government. This recognition ensures that the fruit is produced using traditional methods and meets specific quality standards. The peach must be harvested at the right time, when it is fully ripe and has reached its optimal sugar content. It is then carefully selected and packaged to preserve its freshness and flavor.

One popular recipe that features Pesca bianca napoletana is the Peach and Amaretti Tart. This dessert combines the sweetness of the peach with the crunchiness of amaretti cookies, creating a delicious and satisfying treat. Another recipe is the Peach and Prosciutto Salad, which pairs the fruit with salty prosciutto and tangy balsamic vinegar for a refreshing and flavorful dish.

Sources:
– “Pesca bianca napoletana” (PAT) – https://www.politicheagricole.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/12094
– “Pesca bianca napoletana: la regina dei frutti campani” – https://www.campaniagastronomica.it/pesca-bianca-napoletana-la-regina-dei-frutti-campani/
– “Peach and Amaretti Tart” recipe – https://www.greatitalianchefs.com/recipes/peach-and-amaretti-tart-recipe
– “Peach and Prosciutto Salad” recipe – https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/peach-and-prosciutto-salad-recipe-1942908