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Product included in the national list of traditional agri-food products (PAT)

Type PAT : Vegetable products in their natural state or processed

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Technical data sheet of the traditional agri-food product (PAT)

Area of ​​production: Territory of the Municipality of Villarosa with drained and sun-exposed soils.

Brief description of the product: Perennial herbaceous plant with a bushy habit. The pink-purple flowers are gathered in terminal panicles. The leaves are oval, spicciolate, not toothed and hairy.

Description of the processing and maturing methods: The leaves are dried in the shade and stored in jars or paper or plastic bags for food use; or in clumps in the open air.

Specific materials and equipment used for preparation and conditioning: None.

Description of the processing, storage and maturing rooms: None.

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: From “Bellarosa: Serious man” (by V. De Simone).

Source Pat Cards: Sicily Region 

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

Information contributions: Web, Region of Sicily

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