Black Itrana Olives from Lazio
The Olives itrana dear to Virgil
Already in the Aeneid, Virgil described the Oliva Itrana as a precious fruit, but its maximum diffusion was reached in the medieval period, when the Gaetan navy took it to all the main maritime squares of Europe.
Harvested on the Pontine hills of Lazio in early spring in full ripeness, it has a purplish color, a medium-fleshy pulp and a typical taste tending to bitter with a slight savory hint.
Indicazioni di Consumo
It is certainly one of the most used olives as an ingredient by chefs in international cuisine.
Olives, water, salt; acidifier: tartaric acid.