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Red Eggplant of Rotonda

The Red Eggplant of Rotonda (Solanum aethiopicum L.) is a fruit with bitter taste, with red orange coloring and green stripes, cultivated in the municipalities of Rotonda, Viggianello, Castelluccio Superiore and Castelluccio Inferiore.

It is a DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) product, characterized by the presence of phytosterols, saponins and very antioxidant substances. Its antioxidant properties and appetite reducing (1 gram of plants absorb 20 ml of water) make it an extraordinary and rare plant.

Thanks to the scientific work developed by EVRA, the fruits of Solanum aethiopicum enter on the list of permitted substances and preparations for food supplements in accordance with Annex 1 of the DM 9 July 2012.

The physiological activities recognized by the Ministry of Health are: supporting and reconstructive action and regularity of arterial pressure.