The Mediterranean climate makes Italy an ideal place for agriculture throughout the year, and Italian vegetable preserves producers are able to take advantage of a new choice of fresh crops for each and every season. The unquestionable quality of the raw ingredients they are able to select for use in sauces, conserves and preserved vegetables leads to the creation of everything from the traditional to the original with the underlying principle of genuineness and taste that has made Italian culinary excellence so famous throughout the world. The key to success in bringing these products to the tables of an increasingly global consumer base is the freshness of the produce that arrives at production facilities only a few hours after harvest. This ensures that they keep all of their exquisite flavour, as well as the nutritional qualities that distinguish an average meal from an excellent one. The ability of Italian vegetable preserves producers to guarantee this level of quality makes it possible for consumers to experience a wider variety of Italy’s food specialties, in addition to preparing authentic Italian meals to enjoy with family or friends at home.