Alexandrine pears are typically greenish-yellow and originate from France. With a juicy, aromatic and very sweet flavour they are usually favoured for preserves and, as such, are not very well known amongst the public. In Portugal they are not widely cultivated, being mostly used in orchards of Rocha pears for polinization purposes. When the fruit is ripe it is usually left in the tree. They are quite delicious so we thought it was a pity to left them unused. So, we have started using them for preserves as well. The fruit we use is all produced by local fruit growers – in case you’re interested you can check who produced the fruit in every package.
Our snacks are easy to make, but the process takes time.
We start by slicing the fruit and then we put it inside greenhouses, specially built to protect the fruit, while it dries in the sun. This process besides being more environmentally friendly than drying the fruit in ovens, also allows for the fruit to retain the same flavour was when it was fresh – something quite unique to our fruit snacks.
As the fruit dries the flavour intensifies. That is why the fruit is so sweet, despite the fact that we add no sugar.
The fruit takes about 3 days to dry – depending on the wheather. After it is ready it is then packaged.
All of our snacks are a source of vitamins and minerals and are high in fiber. For more detailed information please check the nutrition declaration below.