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Rocha Pear

Rocha pear is the fruit of a cultivar derived from Pyrus Communis L. indentified in Sintra, in 1836, on property belonging to Pedro António Rocha. It is a different pear tree that bears pears of rare quality.

It is a pear of light yellow or greenish colour, depending on its degree of maturation, which may show light rosy coloration on the side exposed to the sun.

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Its oblong, pear-shaped oval form is sometimes mottled with light specks, all over the fruit. The flesh is white, firm, melting, granular, sweet, non-acidic, juicy, and of slightly strong perfume.

The fruit is highly nutritive, rich in vitamins, fibre, and phenolic compounds which give it notable antioxidant properties.

Rocha pears are harvested during August and into early September. This variety's capacity for conservation is excellent and it holds well during handling and transportation.

The Rocha pear is cultivated in Portugal's Western Region, produced mainly in the following counties: Cadaval, Bombarral, Torres Vedras, Caldas da Rainha, Alcobaça, Lourinhã, Óbidos, and Mafra.

Pêra Rocha do Oeste has been conferred PDO – Protected Designation of Origin status and is recognised in the European Union as a traditional, quality produce that is part of the Portuguese Cultural Heritage. The edaphoclimatic characteristics of Portugal's Western Region, together with the know-how of its fruit producers, combine to produce pears of exceptional organoleptic quality. In turn, PDO recognition is a value-adding feature in the promotion of the Rocha pear, which has won international recognition and acclaim.

Apple

It is a source of fiber and vitamin C. Rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, including flavonoids and phenols. A regular consumption of apples helps in controlling cholesterol level in blood.

Crisp texture and juicy, apple varieties has its own characteristics that can go from a more acidic flavor (e.g. pippin) to a sweeter taste (e.g. Bravo de Esmolfe).

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Apples, with the exception of Bravo de Esmolfe, marketed by Granfer, are produced in the region of "Alcobaça Apple "region of excellence for the production of this type fruit, giving it a unique flavor.

It is in the foothills of the ''Serra da Estrela'' that Bravo de Esmolfe apples marketed by GRANFER are produced. This area is renowned for the production of apple with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO).

Peach

Fruit of soft texture, fruit pulp may have white or yellow flesh. The fruit is very rich in fiber, carbohydrates, Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C. It's a good source of minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iodine and iron.

The intrinsic properties benefit the digestive system and control cholesterol.

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Nectarine

Known as bald peach, nectarine results from the crossing of a peach with a red plum With the scientific name Prunus persica, this fruit is a little caloric (50 kcal / fruit), very rich in pectin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex, vitamin C and potassium.

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Plum

Plumes are a good source of Vitamin A (as beta-carotene), vitamin C, vitamin B12, potassium and fiber. When ripe, presents high levels of antioxidants

Belongs to the genus Prunus, the plum of the same family of cherry and peach.

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Plums are generally grouped according to the color of the skin, thus finding available for consumption red, yellow, or black plums.

As to the form plums may be round, oval or heart-shaped.

Damasco

Strong color and rounded shape fruit, very rich in beta carotene, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin A, vitamin B complex and calcium.

It has properties that promote the functioning of the immune system.

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