Product included in the national list of traditional agri-food products (PAT)
PAT type: Vegetable products in their natural state or processed
Production area: Militello Val di Catania and Municipality of Calascibetta
Technical data sheet of the traditional agri-food product (PAT)
Area of production: Militello Val di Catania and the Municipality of Calascibetta
Brief description of the product: Prickly pear juice; winter sweets based on prickly pears, the shape varies according to the type of "mold" used.
Description of the processing and maturing methods: Prickly pears sieved and boiled with sugar and flour. The product is packaged by individuals in the period of the Mostarda and Prickly Pear Festival.
Specific materials and equipment used for preparation and conditioning: Cauldrons, cotton cloth or sieve (for squeezing prickly pears), terracotta prints (tiles), shelves for drying the product.
Description of the processing, storage and maturing rooms: Residential houses or rooms usually used for the kitchen.
Elements proving that the methodologies have been practiced in a homogeneous way and according to traditional rules for a period of not less than 25 years: The product has been traditionally packaged for over 100 years. Source: Official Gazette of the Sicilian Region of 6/02/1999 Part I n. 6.
Collection "Popular Recipes" of the Culture and Tradition group of Villarosa LSU pursuant to art. 23 Law 67/68.
Source Pat Cards: Sicily Region
Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero
Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily
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