Project Description

and pestos

perfect to combine with pasta and bread.

Sauces and pestos
Sauces and pestos
Sauces and pestos

Put together tomatoes, basil, garlic and some olive oil. This is not a recipe, this is a tasty preview of what the category sauces and pestos means.

Sauces can be liquid, creamy or semi-solid and are generally used in combination with diverse kinds of  foods. Thinking of pasta, for instance, calls to mind : tomato sauce or basil pesto, because it is absolutely true that sauces and pestos made with organic products are perfect to combine with pasta and bread, as they add flavor, moisture, and visual appeal to any dish.

Tomato sauce and basil pesto are just the most famous products of the category. The Organicity network offers the possibility to find different kind of sauces and pestos made with different ingredients and combinations.

Sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, capers, onion, cherry tomato sauce and many more.

Mixing the best raw food products with chili pepper, oregano, rosemary, salt and other spices, even from South East Asia.

Nutritional properties

One-half cup of pesto is enough to serve four persons portions of pasta or to be used as topping for meat like chicken

Pesto is rich in calories but at the same time the fat in pesto is mostly unsaturated so they can improve the cholesterol levels. This tasty sauce contains vitamin A that supports vision health, vitamin C that acts as an antioxidant and tissue builder, iron that supports healthy red blood cells and calcium is essential to strong bones. A basil-based pesto also contains a number of flavonoids, compounds that support cell structure and help fight disease-causing free radicals. Every serving of pesto contains also 6g of proteins*.

Thanks to olive oil, pesto also contains vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin that functions as an antioxidant.

Vitamin K may contribute to a healthy heart by preventing hardening of the arteries, according to research published in the June 2009 issue of the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition**