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Babyleaf salad

Tender and sweet, babyleaf salads bring a splash of colour to the table. They are made up of a variety of different leaves but the main ones are lettuce, endive, rocket, chicory, lamb's lettuce, baby spinach and agretti. Often, these leaves are mixed with others bearing exotic names like bull's blood, Chinese flat cabbage (tatsoi)…
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Carrots

10 percent of green-topped carrots grown in Italy come from the Polesine area and, more specifically, from the fields of Lusia. They are a symbol of freshness, healthiness and taste on our plates. Customers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of the fluffy bright greens contrasting with the flaming orange of the taproot. Carrots…
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Variegated radicchio

The history of the “edible rose”, another name for variegated radicchio, goes back centuries. It dates to the end of the nineteenth century and was obtained from a cross between the Treviso radicchio (Cichorium intybus) and the endive (Cichorium indivia). Genetic improvements were made gradually from this point on until they obtained the marvellous salad…
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Chestnuts

When it comes to Chestnuts, the Veneto area has a particularly good reputation and can boast the European PGI logo for the chestnuts harvested from the Pedemontana trevigiana area, the Borso del Grappa to the Pederobba area and the Asolani and Montello hills - lands which comprise 19 different municipalities. The official European name is:…
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