Elda is the only Italian company specialized in the production of ricotta. The experience and the passion for this food with unique and still unknown qualities, are the stimulus to spread its culture.
Ricotta is obtained from whey, the liquid part of the milk that remains after the production of cheese. Therefore Ricotta is rich in aminoacid, minerals, vitamins and proteins. Once it was lowly considered while today, we are rediscovering it as a valuable resource also thanks to the work of Elda.
Ricotta is a simple food, composed of a single raw material. Low presence of fat and high digestibility are qualities that make it perfect in all moments when it is important eating light whithout giving up the pleasure of food.
Water is of vital importance for the organism, as it carries all substances in the human body. Ricotta is one of the foods that contains high percentages of water which is essential for a proper and balanced diet. In particular, if the water comes from mountain areas, as for Elda production.
High proteins and low carbohydrates, which are mainly concentrated in lactose and give the sweet and unique taste to ricotta. Essential qualities to keep fit without sacrificing good food!
Despite its humble origins, Ricotta is now considered the most noble of dairy products. Its qualities and proteins high biological value, along with their easy assimilation, make this food perfect for athletes, in particular to tone muscle mass.
Unlike what many believe, ricotta is not a cheese but a dairy product. Its name comes from Latin language: recoctus, cooked twice. It indicates the technique of production through the heating of milk whey.