The Lusia Salad joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was issued on 26 November 2009.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be carried out in the Veneto region.
The area of ​​production of Lusia Salad PGI is characterized by loose soil and medium mixture with a “weaving” coarse (ie an uneven arrangement of the mineral components of the rock) and a good permeability that promotes the draining of water rainwater; These two features allow optimum working in any climatic condition. The shallow aquifer of Lusia, finding a meter deep and being kept constantly irrigated, thanks to a system of canals, allows water availability throughout the year; this allows the presence of the product in all seasons. Moreover, the minerals of the water present in the soil, giving the product a particular flavor such as to make possible the consumption with no added salt. The production area of ​​Lusia Salad PGI falls within some municipalities of the Province of Rovigo, which Lusia, Badia Polesine, Lendinara, Costa di Rovigo, Fratta Polesine, Villanova’s Ghebbo, Rovigo and Padova, which Barbona, Vescovana and St. Urban, region Veneto.
The Lusia Salad PGI is a salad belonging to the family Asteraceae Lactuca Sativa, and comes in two varieties: Capitata or Cappuccia and Crispa or Gentile.
The Capitata or Cappuccia has a compact leaf and wavy with entire margin of a medium green color bright subject to significant changes in relation to the climate.
The Crispa or Gentile has a leaf bullosa with jagged margin, light green bright subject to significant changes in relation to the climate.


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