The Composta di Cipolla Bianca di Isernia (White Onion Compote from Isernia ) is excellent for spreading on mature cheeses where it expresses its full potential.
It is also tasty to taste in its entirety.
The compote generally differs from jam because it is richer in fruit and has a lower sugar content. The sugars
used come mainly from fruit with a consequent lower caloric intake.
Among the most ancient fairs in Italy, there is the Fair of Saints Peter and Paul of Isernia, also called "fair of the onions" (every year from 28th to 30th June) because the onion is the main protagonist.
There are three varieties of onions: the red, the white and the majorina (harvested in May).
Observing old photographs of this fair and listening to the information handed down to us by elderly growers from Isernia, we learned that the authentic and traditional local onion is the white one, flattened in shape, often large or even very large (weighing more than 800 grams in some cases).
The production area for the white onion is mainly the municipality of Isernia in Molise.
The processing of the onions into Composta di Cipolla Bianca di Isernia also takes place in Molise.
Onions are composed of 90 % water, 1 % proteins, very few fats and some important mineral elements such as potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
In recent years, the Isernia onion has been increasingly marginalised in the territory, risking to disappear.
Thanks to the valuable work of the 'guardian farmers' who have continued to perpetuate this ancient crop, there is finally a generational change.
The activities of the 'Cipolla Bianca di Isernia' association and the 'Cooperativa L.A.I' are geared towards this goal: to promote the culture of preserving the Isernia bulb by encouraging new young and not-so-young people to grow the product in question, seeking to create virtuous paths towards setting up entrepreneurial agricultural activities.
By buying one of the following products based on white onion of Isernia, you will give the opportunity to continue the cultivation and dissemination of the bulb isernino, as well as allow the continuation of the activities of disabled children of the Cooperative L.A.I.
L.A.I., Lavoro Anch'Io, is a social cooperative that deals with the work integration of disabled people.
You need 140 grams of Cipolla Bianca di Isernia to obtain 100 grams of finished product
Cooked at low temperature
Nutritional Values (Average per 100 g)
|211.9kcal / 887.3 kj
|Fats / Saturated Fatty Acids
|6,6 g / 2,5 g
|Carbohydrates / Sugars
|29,5 g / 1,7 g