Navarra Asparagus, which has held PGI status since 1986, is ivory coloured and has barely any or no fibre, and a mild, well-balanced taste.
Navarra Asparagus is produced, prepared and packed in the regions of Navarra, Aragon and La Rioja. To be more precise, it is produced in the towns in the valley of the river Ebro, the backbone of the region, known as the Ribera del Ebro, and famous for its fertile market gardens and orchards and its gentle Mediterranean climate.
Navarra Asparagus is available for sale both fresh and in tins or jars. Between the months of April and June it can be bought fresh (tied in bundles, loose in a containers, or peeled on trays). Preparing asparagus is very simple (peel and boil with salt) and the taste is quite wonderful. In preserved form, there are various sizes to choose from (whole spears, short asparagus and asparagus tips), different thicknesses (extra-thick, very thick, thick and medium) and two types of container (tins or glass jars). Whatever the format, both the preserved and the fresh product must display the name of the product clearly, “Espárrago de Navarra” (Navarra Asparagus), along with the logo of Protected Geographical Indication, and a numbered label on the back provided by the Regulating Council.
PGI NAVARRA ASAPARAGUS BRANDS
In tins or jars