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The Onion Mousse® brought directly from a Siren. So we wanted to pay homage to the history of the Red Onion of Tropea. In fact, it is said that the onion arrived in our area from the sea, by the Phoenicians, already in the first millennium B.C.

However, it was during the Bourbon period (start 1800), that the production of the Red Onion of Tropea was increased, until becoming an object of export all over the world.

The Red Onion of Tropea owes its peculiar color to the presence of anthocyanins, of polyphenolic-sulfur compounds and powerful antioxidants which, besides the color, make it rich in beneficial properties:

slows down ageing, helps circulation, neutralizes free radicals, it has antibiotic and antioxidant properties. It also contains vitamin C, Vitamin E, ferro, selenium, iodine, zinc and magnesium. Its high water content facilitates the prevention of kidney stones and, Obviously, it is diuretic.

The Red Onion of Tropea owes its characteristic sweet taste to the sandy soil in which it is grown and to the Calabrian sun which makes it grow so good and crunchy. Dal 2008 the Red Onion of Tropea has become the Red Onion of Tropea Calabria IGP.