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Low Sulfites Desiderio N°1 Prosecco

Sulfites are a group of chemical compounds that contain sulfur and oxygen. They occur naturally in many foods and beverages, such as wine, beer, and dried fruits. These natural sulfites are produced during fermentation or as a result of metabolism by yeast or bacteria.

Like many other types of wine, Prosecco contains sulfites. The exact amount of sulfites in Prosecco can vary depending on the winemaking process and the specific brand of wine. 

Sulfites are a natural byproduct of the fermentation process, and some winemakers also add sulfites to wine as a preservative to prevent oxidation and spoilage.

In the European Union, all wines that contain more than 10 parts per million (ppm) of Sulfites must be labeled "contains Sulfites." This applies to Prosecco and all other wines produced in the EU. The United States has similar regulations, requiring wines with more than 10 ppm of Sulfites to be labeled as such.

 The World Health Organization has set a maximum daily intake level for sulfites of 0.7 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, which is equivalent to about 50 milligrams per day for an average-sized adult.

While Sulfites are generally considered safe for consumption, some people may have a sensitivity or allergy to Sulfites. Symptoms of a Sulfite sensitivity can include headaches, breathing difficulties, and skin irritation.

Many wine drinkers said that the more wine they consume that has added Sulfites, the worse their morning after headaches are and the more they consume wine with no added Sulfites, the better they feel when they wake up, and the better they feel in general.  

In Desiderio N°1 Prosecco There is only an average of 40ppm Sulfites, which makes it relatively low in Sulfites compared to an average of 150ppm in commercial wines.