The Artichoke Brindisino becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released on November 8, 2011.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be carried out in the region of Puglia.
The production area of ​​the Artichoke Brindisi PGI covers the entire administrative territory of the municipalities of Brindisi, Cellino San Marco, Mesagne, San Donaci, San Pietro Vernotico, Torchiarolo, San Vito dei Normanni and Carovigno.
Already in the first half of 1700 are evidence of the reputation of the Artichoke Brindisi. The recipe of different seminars in the area of ​​Puglia, in fact, make reference to dishes based on this artichoke since 1736.
Among the main features of the Artichoke Brindisi PGI of particular importance is the precocity of the productions that allow this product to be present in the markets starting as early as October.
The Artichoke Brindisino PGI stands then for special tenderness and flavor of the head and in particular, the basal part of the bracts that arise compact, meaty and tender and the receptacle, fleshy and tasty. These characteristics, determined by a low fiber content gives a particular value to artichoke Brindisino PGI for various culinary destinations. The sweet taste makes it also appreciated for eating raw.


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