Grown on 570 hectares of orchards exclusively in France, you will find me grown only in organically, as it says on my label. The AB logo shows consumers that I have been produced in compliance with the strictest set of rules defined in a set of precise guidelines, particularly prohibiting use of chemical or synthetic pesticides and GMOs.
You will enjoy every part of me, especially my skin that is rich in vitamins, without fear of consuming pesticides or other chemicals.
Among all of the other apple varieties, I am the only variety in the world that is grown exclusively organically. Surely are familiar with some of the most popular apple varieties, such as Gala, Golden, Chanteclerc, Granny Smith, Pink Lady etc...
Not only must my growers be in France, they also have to be certified as organic farmers. An independent certification body is the best way to ensure product quality and compliance. The label ensures continuous improvement and responsible consumption by adhering to these three rules:
I am one of the most appreciated fruits in France, I accompany French people all day long; from the morning through to the afternoon snack and beyond. I leave my orchard to become a part of gourmet recipes, grandma’s apple tart, or to find myself in the school bag of a boy who will eat me in the afternoon as a snack.
Thanks to my legendary versatility, I think of myself as a staple of French gastronomy, eaten whole or prepared in sweet or savoury recipes, there is something for everyone in me! From amateur cooks to the most discerning chefs, I am perfect grated or whole, cooked or raw, baked or pan-fried, for a simple or sophisticated cuisine.
I combine taste and nutritional qualities, hence the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Whilst low in calories, I am rich in fiber, vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, while contributing to the digestive balance of my consumers.
The European organic logo has become mandatory since July 1st, 2010. It has to be displayed on all organically grown foodstuffs produced in Europe. It certifies that these products comply with the same regulations all across the European Union.
Its presence guarantees that the products sold are organically grown and produced, and that they comply with certification regulations. In addition, it provides certain mandatory information, such as the origin of the product and the approval number of the certification body.
The criteria for obtaining the AB label are determined by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-food and Forestry, in accordance with the European organic label.
Certification bodies are responsible for monitoring and auditing companies seeking certification.
The label guarantees that the products sold are organically produced, with no pesticides, synthetic herbicides, nor GMOs.