According to research Euromonitor Internationals Voice of the Consumer: Health and Nutrition Survey conducted by the Euromonitor institute in 2022, 58% of EU consumers want to improve their own eating habits to replace products rich in sugars and fats with a healthier and more natural alternative. The protagonists of this change in consumption always seem to be more snacks which, in the healthy sector, are one of the trends of the moment with an annual growth forecast of +6.6% between 2022 and 2030, according to the data of Healthy Snacks Market Value Worldwide 2021-2030, with a market that already in 2021 was around $85.6 billion.
Among the healthy foods, peppers cannot be missing. They are one of the richest in vitamin C. One hundred grams of yellow peppers contain 187 mg of vitamin C, a record.
Fortunately, the brake on the consumption of peppers, linked above all to their difficult digestibility, is widely resolved with the Angello Solarelli type of snack peppers. Multicolor mini peppers are highly digestible. They are seedless, crunchy, and sweet and can be eaten at any
time of day
They are produced all year round, but winter is their ideal season, and in this period Solarelli mini snacks brighten up the displays of the fruit and vegetable departments and Italian tables.
Gianluca Casadio, Marketing Manager of Apofruit Italia, the Group
owner of the high-quality Solarelli-Angello brand, said, "Demand is constantly growing. Consumers are attracted by the beauty of the product and its characteristics of use. It also has no waste as you eat everything, a very important requirement at the moment."
The pepper is a vegetable of South American origin that has found an optimal environment in Italy for cultivation. Its characteristics have made it adaptable to the production area of Italy, reaching an excellent organoleptic quality in our latitudes. Because of this, Angello Solarelli is a product resulting from the Italian agri-food Made in Italy that is made of territoriality, biodiversity, and above all, productive culture.
According to one research of the permanent observatory, GfK Consumer Panel was purchased, in 2021, by over 16.3 million Italian families, with a 62.8% penetration index. European citizens place peppers among the first vegetables consumed immediately after tomatoes and onions, with almost 2 kg/year of total per capita consumption (source cbi.eu).
Angello Solarelli should preferably be eaten raw, in delicious multicolor salads to appreciate its extraordinary crunchiness and to keep its nutritional characteristics intact, especially for vitamin C, which, as known, is thermolabile but the baked or lightly pan-seared preparations. The enhancement of the Angello Solarelli mini pepper snack falls within the objectives of the Fruit and Veg Natural Health! Project., funded by the European Union and AOP Vi.Va., together with some of the most important Italian companies in the fruit and vegetable sector, including that of promoting the consumption and knowledge of the values of fruit and vegetables among consumers in Italy, Romania, and the Netherlands.
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