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Gretal Food Products: Grana Padano
The Gretal Online Store that allows the direct purchase from the manufacturer of food products that represent the excellences of the Greek and Italian land, such as Greek Feta, Yogurt, Extra virgin olive oil, honey, kalamata olives, buffalo mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, GRANA PADANO, Pecorino, Italian cured meats, organic drinks and many other products. A new feature has been added to the Gretal Store.
How and where to buy it.
Gretal is a company of high quality Italian and Greek food products that deals with the EXPORT of Grana Padano. Furthermore, our Gretal Store has the availability of a wide selection of Grana Padano which we can ship every day to your home directly from our warehouses. Our Grana Padano is produced directly in Italy and distributed from our warehouses all over the world.
What to know.
Grana Padano, also known as Piacentino, is a typical dairy product of northern Italy; more precisely, its origin can be located in the area between the Adda river, the Mincio river, the Po river and the Milanese latitude. Grana Padano, like Parmigiano Reggiano, is a type of “Grana” which has been using the DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) mark since 1996. It is obtained from cow’s milk and its name recalls the typical consistency of hard and “grainy” pasta, obtained thanks to a long maturing process in large round “shapes”.
More to Know.
The external color of the rind is dark yellow, typically marked to indicate its characteristics (a sort of “quality certificate”). The nutritional properties of Grana Padano are fair. It is an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus and high biological value proteins; on the other hand, it provides high amounts of calories, sodium chloride and glutamate. The latter substance, widely used by the food industry as a flavor enhancer, develops naturally during the aging of the cheese.
In its category (cheeses), Grana Padano is considered among the most digestible of all; this does NOT however mean that it is a light and easily digestible food in an absolute sense. Its main nutritional characteristics are:
• Lactose deficiency, despite being a milk derivative
• Wealth of high biological value proteins
• Rich in calcium and phosphorus
• Rich in riboflavin (vitamin B2)
• Wealth of retinol equivalents (pro-vit. A)
• Average fat intake (minimum 32% of dry matter), as it comes from partially skimmed cow’s milk
• Significant presence of cholesterol
• Lots of total calories
• Excess sodium
• Excess of sodium glutamate (flavor enhancer).
The low presence of lactose is due to the long maturation, during which the microorganisms involved in the process use the disaccharide for their cellular metabolism. The proteins, of high biological value, are partially hydrolyzed, therefore more digestible than those of milk.
Calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin, retinol, total fat and calories are the result of the “concentration” caused by the relative dehydration (curd, salting and seasoning) of the cheese; the nutritional content is as rich and concentrated as it is “ripe”. Unfortunately, Grana Padano owes its shelf life to the massive presence of sodium and part of its taste to that of glutamate.
Grana Padano: The Best Quality.
Grana Padano is a food that, in addition to the first courses (about 5-10g) or 1-2 times a week as a dish (70-80g), can be easily contextualized in any diet. Its main function is to increase the intake of calcium and riboflavin, so it is recommended to use it in the growth phase. However, it should be borne in mind that it is a product remarkably rich in sodium (harmful for arterial hypertension), cholesterol (harmful for hypercholesterolemia) and glutamate (potentially harmful for allergic or hypersensitive people).
Grana Padano: Online Sale. Contact us.
The meetings can be organized in one of our offices or directly at the most important food fairs in Europe. You can meet a Gretal manager and arrange a business meeting at the following trade shows:
– CIBUS PARMA
– ALL FOOD MILANO RHO
Gretal Store has customer service available 24 hours a day. You can write us information at [email protected] or reach us by phone that you find directly on our site.
Grana Padano: Online Sale.
Warning: the information contained in this SITE is not intended and should not replace the instructions of any doctor or healthcare professional. Before changing your diet, consult a qualified specialist.