The Gulf of Taranto Clementine become part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released September 23, 2003.
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 Clementine Gulf of Taranto PGI have a spherical shape, slightly flattened at the poles and a smooth skin or slightly wrinkled, orange with a maximum of 30% of green coloration.
The aroma is intense and persistent. Clementines owe their name to a monk, Father Clement Rodier, who discovered in Algeria. Refreshing and diuretic, the Gulf of Taranto Clementine PGI have a high content of vitamin C.
In the kitchen can be eaten plain or used to make juices, syrups, sherbets, jams. The fruit is also used in cosmetics in the preparation of toning lotions and masks for the skin. Clementines should be kept in the refrigerator, where they keep for weeks.


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