Long Neapolitan Grilled Pumpkin • Large jar
The variety of pumpkin known as the Neapolitan long pumpkin is native to Campania, particularly the Naples area. This pumpkin is characterised by its long, cylindrical fruit, dark green in colour with light stripes. Inside it has a firm, sweet flesh with yellow-orange tones, perfect for a wide range of dishes such as soups, pies and fried foods. It is processed by hand and preserved in extra virgin olive oil.
Pumpkin, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vinegar, Salt, Parsley, Garlic, Chilli Pepper
The long Naples pumpkin or 'Cucozza Zuccarina', typical of the Neapolitan tradition, risked disappearing, was saved by the custodian farmers of the Agro Nocerino Sarnese and is now part of the Slow Food Ark of Taste.
Choosing to plant it in your vegetable garden means contributing to its protection and the preservation of biodiversity.
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The history and tradition of the Neapolitan long pumpkin roasted in oil
The Neapolitan long pumpkin grilled in oil is a typical dish of the Neapolitan cuisine, with ancient origins and a very interesting history. This dish was created to preserve the long pumpkin, a very popular vegetable in the area, during the winter months. The pumpkin is grilled and then placed in glass jars with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and chilli pepper, creating a concentrate of flavours and aromas. This preparation has been handed down from generation to generation and is still a gastronomic delicacy in the Neapolitan tradition. The Neapolitan long pumpkin grilled in oil can be eaten as an appetiser or side dish, but it can also be used as an ingredient in many creative recipes.
The health benefits of Neapolitan pumpkin in oil: a concentrate of nutrients
Zucca Lunga Napoletana Grilled in Oil is a very nutritious and healthy food.
- This delicacy is rich in vitamins A and C, which help strengthen the immune system and protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays
- Long pumpkin contains high levels of potassium and fibre, which help to keep the heart and bowels healthy
By including this food in your diet, you are providing your body with a natural source of wellbeing.
Creative ways to use grilled Neapolitan marrow in oil in the kitchen: ideas and inspiration
Grilled Zucca Lunga Napoletana in oil is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different ways in the kitchen. For example, it can be added to salads to give a crunchy and tasty touch, or used as a side dish to accompany meat, fish or cheese. Its soft texture and delicate flavour also make it an excellent choice for making tasty appetisers or finger food. With a little imagination and creativity, the possibilities for using Neapolitan Grilled Zucca Lunga Napoletana in oil in the kitchen are endless!