For sixty years, Anko Conservas Artesanas, the family business established by Benito Prat, has processed vegetables grown in the “Ribero del Ebro”, the heartland of Spanish market gardening in the region of Navarre in the north of Spain. As Ferran Adria, chef of the world-famous El Bulli restaurant once said: “Navarre is the vegetable capital of the world”. It boasts 6 Designations of Origin, 6 Protected Geographical Indications and 4 quality certifications.
Anko has been managed by Benito’s children since 1989 continuing the artisan methods they inherited from their father and introducing new technologies to ensure high-quality, healthy, natural and well-balanced products. The company is based in Cadreita, close to Tudela, an area famous for its vegetables, the quality and quantity of which is no coincidence. The nearby Ebro flows through the region creating a pathway of fertile land.
In 1995, Anko achieved the Government of Navarra’s “Diploma of Agricultural Craft Company“. Rigorous selection of produce and manufacturing processes, are carried out by master craftsmen together with quality controls both in Anko’s own laboratories, as well as in the National Center for Technology and Food Safety (CNTA) to produce high quality, handcrafted Navarrese gastronomic products. Products are as natural as possible, without colourings, preservatives and other chemical additives that might lower the quality of the manufactured product.
Anko also meets the criterial to enable its products to carry the Navarra Government’s ALIMENTOS ARTESANOS DE NAVARRA and REYNO GOURMET logos. Navarra has fifteen Quality Certifications and eight Specific Technical Standards, all under the umbrella of Reyno