Product included in the national list of traditional agri-food products (PAT)
Type PAT : Vegetable products in their natural state or processed
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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