VST.0222.0600 VST.0222.0600

Sweet and Sour "Neapolitan Riccia Papaccella"

Net weight: 600 g - 21.16 oz
Drained weight: 400 g - 14.11 oz



The Papaccella Riccia Napoletana in Agrodolce is an absolute culinary delight that captures the essence of Campanian tradition. This unique pepper, characterised by its round, curly, and flattened shape, stands out with its bright and intense colours ranging from vivid red to golden yellow. Extremely fragrant and naturally sweet in flavour, the papaccella perfectly complements the tangy sweet-and-sour preparation, creating an irresistible balance of tastes. This incredible pepper is perfect for enhancing salads, appetisers or as a refined side dish. It's a gastronomic experience not to be missed!

COD: VST.0222.0600
EAN: 8052570770564
Nutritional values
Average values ​​for 100 gr
Energy value
168 kcal - 703 kJ
6,54 g
of which saturated
0,90 g
24,03 g
of which sugars
23,85 g
0,80 g
1,7 g
3,17 g

Papaccella Napoletana, Sugar, Vinegar, Garlic, Chili pepper, Salt, Extra virgin olive oil

Tips and curiosities of the tomolo

The Vesuvian area is absolutely perfect for growing papaccella! Its clayey and compact nature makes it the ideal place to cultivate this delicious pepper. Over time, the tradition of preserving this pepper in vinegar or grilling it in oil has become established, allowing this delicious pepper to be available all year round! The curly papaccella, with its vibrant colours and sweet flavour, was at risk of extinction due to agricultural modernisation. But thankfully, it has been saved! However, thanks to the efforts of the guardian farmers of the Vesuvian area, this variety has been recovered and is now a Slow Food Presidium! Today, the curly papaccella is a symbol of "resistance agriculture," representing the tenacity, perseverance, and resilience typical of this land. This pepper is not only a delight to eat but also an emblem of the local agricultural tradition and culture, continuing to thrive despite modern challenges.

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In typical Neapolitan cuisine, pickled papaccella has always been the key ingredient for:

  • the typical Christmas salad (insalata di rinforzo), a more substantial dish made with cauliflower, olives, capers and anchovies, a side dish of a Christmas menu called "di magro" because it is based on fish;
  • for pork dishes, papaccella vinegar will help to make the flavour of ribs, sausages and stews less overpowering;
  • fried cod, used as a side dish, either cut in strips or fried in plenty of oil for a rich and tasty flavour.

Today, papaccella has a new lease of life and young people have learned to appreciate it:

  • on pizza
  • in gourmet pasta dishes that mix tradition and innovation, reduced to an extraordinary creamy dressing for paccheri or Neapolitan ziti, or stuffed with pasta
  • in hamburger sandwiches
  • in poke