Unknown and Precious: The Citrus Fruits of Calabria

Sep 24, 2021 240

BY: Giulia Franceschini

Calabria is known for many reasons: its history and natural beauty, but also its food and the fertility of its soil. Some of the fruits traditionally associated with the region, including those we’re about to discover, developed almost a cult status not only in the kitchen, but also in the fascinating and somehow magical world of perfume making.

Thanks to a quintessentially Mediterranean climate, Calabria is a perfect place to grow citrus fruit and it doesn’t surprise to know the region is one of Italy largest producers, with about 25% of our oranges, lemons and mandarins hailing from there. 

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SOURCE: https://italoamericano.org

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