At present the varieties that the Regulatory Council protects are the following:
Main varieties: «Burlat», «Picota», «Picota Ambrunesa», «Early Lory», «Prime Giant», «Sweet Heart», «Brooks»
Pollinating varieties: «Stark Hardy Geant», «Bing» and «Van»
Its consumption reduces the level of uric acid in the blood, so it is beneficial to prevent gout. It has also been used in rheumatism treatments and in the disinfection of intestines.
It is considered a good source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which makes it already an excellent antioxidant. But what really distinguishes it as a protective food against cancer is its content of ellagic acid, a substance that inhibits the reproduction of cancer cells.