San Marzano D.O.P.

The AGRICONSERVE REGA Soc. Coop. Agr. canned food company with offices and plant in Striano (NAPLES) Italy, was born in the 1987 with “STRIANESE” and “REGA” brand, following to the long experience completed during the years by the REGA family since the 1965.

After a long experience accumulated in the fields, through the ancestors, that before to be farmers, was just suppliers of fresh San Marzano tomatoes to the canned tomatoes industries in the Sarnese Nocerino Area, the Rega family decided to start in the 1965 the tomatoes manufacturing and the first tomatoes they packed was the SAN MARZANO one’s.

By Rega family, only the tomatoes from this small plot of land named Sarnese Nocerino Area, were the best one’s; the reasons are linked to the nearness of this area to the foot of Vesuvius, that in the last eruption conferred to the lands an extraordinary fertility; to the climate and to the several small sources of pure water; this sources born from the Sarno Valley and the basin of Lavorate; it goes across the whole area and the farmers use that water to irrigate the lands. All this reasons, make this part of the Campania Region the natural habitat for a supreme quality of San Marzano tomato DOP.

Just in this oasis of fertility that the Rega’s established in the 1999 a new modern industrial complex that it extend on an area of around 30.000 mqs; they make use of a modern structure help and an advanced manufacturing plant in the full respect of the environment.

They also have a modern laboratory composed by persons highly specialized that assure an high respect of qualitatives standards.

The San Marzano tomatoes DOP (denomination of protected origin) was recognized by the European Union in the 1996; only 41 communes, all in the Campania Region, was recognized; there it is possible to cultivate the San Marzano Tomato DOP and precisely in the provinces of Naples – Salerno and Avellino.

On June 1999 the Consortium of protection of San Marzano tomato DOP was born; it controls all the steps from the seeding to the manufacturing and to the putting of goods on the market, making use of cooperation of help, with was designated by the Ministry of Agriculture politics to check and to certificate each can of San Marzano tomato DOP of Sarnese Nocerino Area.

The San Marzano Tomatoes of Sarnese Nocerino Area D.O.P. besides being a good food for the Mediterranean diet, always present on Italian tables, it is also a product rich in vitamins like the A, some of the B group and the C one’s. It contains potassium, phosphor and calcium too. The benefits? It improves the blood circulation and pressure. Moreover, being rich of sulphur, it has a sensible detoxifying action. That was all we knew in the past even when , due to some researches done between the end of the second millennium and the beginning of the third one’s, it was discovered that the tomatoes contains a carotenoid very important for the health: the lycopene.


Il licopene

The lycopene is a carotenoid; we find it generally in the vegetable especially in the tomatoes: more over in the original SAN MARZANO TOMATOES DOP OF SARNESE NOCERINO AREA.

The lycopene gives to the ripe tomatoes the beautiful red colour; it is situated in the external part of the mesocarp; following the tomatoes ripeness the lycopene replaces the chlorophyll. The antioxidant height quality of these tomatoes places them in the first’s food to prevent some illness, such as: cancer, tumour (especially at the prostate), cardiovascular illnesses and the growing old of the cells of our body, thanks to the action against free radicals.

Besides, as it is full of water (about 90%), could be a refreshing drink and a hypocaloric food, so that it does’t cause problems of fatness.

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