Níspero Callosa d’en Sarriá PDO

Níspero de Callosa d’en Sarrià PDO / photo courtesy of Níspero de Callosa d’en Sarrià regulatory board

Níspero de Callosa d’en Sarrià PDO / photo courtesy of the Níspero de Callosa d’en Sarrià regulatory board

Though Spanish nísperos, or loquats, are grown in Extremadura, as well as Granada, Málaga and Almería in Andalusia, perhaps the most well-known of these summer fruits are those cultivated in the area known as La Marina Baixa in the province of Alicante (Valencian Community).

Here, these fruits are protected by the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Níspero Callosa d’en Sarriá, due to their special characteristics and wonderful quality.

Characterized by an orange-yellow skin and sweet, though slightly sour flesh, they are fruits of the Algar or Algerie and Nadal varieties.

In addition to their delicious taste, these loquats are known for their many nutritive and digestive qualities.

What more do you need to convince you to bite into a Spanish loquat!

 

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