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Montoro onion jam with orange and ginger

Montoro Onion  has been inserted  by  Slow Food in the Ark of Taste , a catalogue containing the products that belong to the tradition , culture and history of a place , in order to safeguard them from extinction . This particular  jam is made in a traditional way , without thickening agents , coloring agents and preservatives.

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  • 110 gr.
  • Confezione da 6 vasetti

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The etymology of the name “Montoro”derives from the fertility of the land, defined by the Latin "Mons Aurus", is that golden mountain. The origin of the settlement, reconstructed through archaeological finds, would be placed in the Paleolithic period. Surely these places hosted the "Abellinates", as evidenced by a plaque of "Abellinum" with header Emperor Cordiano. It shows that the Roman presence was very strong in the whole territory.

The various Latin toponyms  and the remains of monumental works, such as the aqueduct of Montoro, corroborate this thesis. In medieval times there was the peak of importance for the whole territory. Montoro, Lombard feud, was placed in the dense network of Irpinian castles, to control  the vast territory from Avellino to Salerno. The agricultural context has always been the most important economic and subsistence source for settlement.

The volcanic soil, rich in nutrients, and the mild breezy climate contributed to the creation of a habitat suitable for crops. Among the many fruits of the earth, Montoro onion has earned a place of honor, still valid today. This vegetable takes its name from the characteristic and luminous skin similar to the color of copper. In the inner part it has white and purple stripes, an aromatic fragrance and sweet and delicate flavour. Moreover it is indicated particularly in traditional dishes, because its fibrous structure highly resistant to long cooking.

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Place of productionMontoro (AV)
Producer"GB Agricola"
IngredientsMontoro Onion ( 130 gr . per 100 gr finished product ) sugar , orange juice , cloves, ginger.
CharacteristicsIt has a sweet taste and an intense aroma. It is appreciated for its many organoleptic qualities.
Food combinationsAged cheese , roast pork or croutons for aperitif.
TastingThe presence of orange and ginger give this jam an intense smell and aroma that is great to be consumed with cheese and roast pork or croutons as an aperitif.

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Designed as slow food  product to protect it from extinction and to value it as belonging to the culture, the history and tradition of a place.