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Italy: Sprout mixes are ideal in the summer

A new facility in a strategic location, covering over 1,200 sq m, has been inaugurated, thanks to which Vivo, a company specialising in sprouts and microgreens, will be able to increase its production and meet demands. For the summer period, it has relaunched fresh sprout mixes.

The new "Vivo" facility in Cesena

"The new facility enabled us to triple our production thanks to an improved rationalisation of the production process. We have already bought four new sprouting machines, but we have also kept the previous facility and dedicated it entirely to microgreens," explain Pietro and Andrea Farnedi.

Andrea Farnedi in front of the new facility. 

The summer period is perfect to eat fresh vegetables as they are colourful, have significant nutritional properties and are easy to digest. This is why Vivo relaunched its Trimix Fitness - a mix of fresh clover (25 gr), red purple radish (25 gr) and fenugreek (25 gr) shoots. Each type has its own specific flavour and provides different energy levels. Clover shoots have a high protein content and are rich in phosphorous, potassium magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. In addition, they contain vitamins A, B, C, E. 

Sprout mix perfect for the summer period

Red purple sprouts have a white/purplish stem with red/purple leaves. They are excellent for salads, sandwiches and stir-fried. They have a spicier aroma and the crunchy texture typical of julienned vegetables. Appealing and with a good flavour, excellent as a decorative element.

Another perfect mix is Trimix Gourmet, with onion (25 gr), red beet (25 gr) and alfalfa (25 gr) sprouts. It was developed for those who enjoy delicate yet consistent flavour that leave a spicy aftertaste.  

Packaging phase

Onion sprouts are perfect for all kinds of dishes. They have a very high nutritional value as well as antiseptic, diuretic and purifying properties. Excellent with salads, fish dishes (tuna in particular) as well as meat dishes.

Four sprout packets

Red beet sprouts are very crunchy. Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, they are useful against free radicals.

Alfalfa sprouts have an extremely delicate flavour and can be used with all kinds of dishes as they don't interfere with the flavour and improve them from a nutritional point of view. Their flavour is reminiscent of hazelnuts or peas.


Vivo Soc. Coop. Agr.
Via Cervese, 3485
47522 Cesena (FC)
Tel.: (+39) 0547 322117
Fax: (+39) 0547 321245
Email: info@germoglivivo.it
Web: www.germoglivivo.it

Publication date: 7/3/2017


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