Giarratana onion of the company La Collina degli Iblei

Cipolla di GiarratanaPosizioneThe smallest town in the province of Ragusa. Rebuilt on the sides of a gentle slope after the disastrous earthquake of 1693, Giarratana lives on agriculture and traditions. Wheat, olive and oregano fields colour the whole territory. But the main product of this country is an extraordinary onion: perhaps the largest existing (with specimens of almost 2 kilograms) is endowed with a unique sweetness and an unmistakable flavor. In August, every year, the town enhances the goodness of its production with a festival, now famous throughout Italy. At Christmas, then, the atavistic streets of Giarratana are filled with history and memory: the reconstruction of old rural traditions and crafts live again in a living crib, animated by the same citizens in the oldest homes in the historic center. the white onion of Giarratana is a typical Sicilian variety of considerable size, sweet taste and not pungent, included in the list of traditional Italian food products (P.A.T.) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mipaaf). One of the most precious products of the whole territory, for the sole fact that it is unique in sweetness and size and because its production is limited to the months of July and AugustLeader in the production of the Giarratana Onion of the Company La Collina degli Iblei vegetable from bulbs with a flattened shape, the tunic of white-brownish color, the white flesh, tasty, never pungent, which can reach a weight of 3.5 kg, is a typical Italian productThe company La Collina degli Iblei has improved the preservation of this extraordinary seasonal vegetable of Sicilian cuisine, starting the production of preserves and processed, which have made it possible to market.THE SICILIAN ONION OF GIARRATANATtraditionally, sowing is carried out from the end of October, during the full moon or with a waning moon, in the seedbed, and transplanting takes place in February-March when, for each square meter, there are about 15-20 plants. The collection starts from the beginning of July and continues until mid-September. organoleptic properties Contains trace elements such as calcium, fluoride, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sulfur. It is rich in vitamin A - B - C - Main properties: - Antibacterial - Natural antibiotic - Pharynx decongestant - Diuretic - Facilitates blood circulation - Hypoglycemic - Stimulates metabolism



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