The Pink Apple of the Sibillini Mountains has always grown in the Marche at altitudes between 450 and 900 meters and is characterized by red streaks overlapping the intense green of the unripe fruit. Its size is small to medium, its shape is flattened and irregular, typical of the oldest cultivars. One of its main features is the resistance to pest attacks and therefore is considered a fruit naturally organic. Its peel is rich in pectin and its flesh is full of antioxidants, as to be considered a product absolutely healthy. This cultivation had been almost completely forgotten, fortunately, a few years ago is back in production thanks to the work of the Comunità Montana dei Sibillini; currently it belongs to Slow Food Presidium. To create 100 grams of the Organic Pink Apple Jam, Coop. Sociale San Michele Arcangelo needs 121 grams of fruit, in order to assure an excellent product.
The Coop. Sociale San Michele Arcangelo was founded in 2007, with the purpose of helping disadvantaged people to reintegrate into society through new incentives and growth opportunities. Over the years, with this noble purpose, the Cooperative has created a thriving business, which is closely linked to the territory and offers products rigorously certified as organic by the Environmental and Ethical Certification Institute (ICEA). San Michele Arcangelo's products are handmade, according to the traditional method, and totally respectful of the environment, everything to guarantee the highest quality for the consumer and an unforgettable experience for every palate.
General Information: Preserves can be consumed au naturel or cooked. How to eat: Preserves are delicious spread on warm bread or on a buttered focaccia or cookies. They pair well also with meat, instead of sauces, and with hard and savoury cheeses. Due to the high percentage of fruit, extra preserves are scrumptious also enjoyed by itself, as a dessert. The preserves can be used also to make baked desserts: pies, cookies and cakes.