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myrtle-leaf orange and a drink

Chinotti are myrtle-leaf oranges, grown in Sicily, Liguria, Tuscany and Calabria. Their sour, bitter fruit the main ingredient of a well-known soft drink, Chinotto, as well as an important flavouring in Campari and most other amari.

Liguria's chinotto di Savona is in the Slow Food Presidium.


Fruits & Nuts

Slow Food

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Nadiatalent, Creative Commons License