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Reading Italian labels

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Also see DOP (PDO) products and acronyms, and vegetarians and food intolerances.

acida: acid

additivi: additives

agricola: agricultural

allergeni: allegens

aromi (artificiali): (artificial) herbs, seasonings or flavourings

aromatizzato: flavoured

biologica: organic

carboidrati: carbohydrates

conservanti: preservatives

contiene: contains

Da consumarsi preferibilmente entro: best before...

fabbrica: factory

fatti in casa: homemade

fatto in Italia: made in Italy

grassi: fats

grassi saturi: saturated fats

ingredienti: ingredients

nostrano, nostrana, nostrale: local product

nutrizione: nutrition

porzioni: servings

potrebbe contenere...: may contain...

produzione propria: our own product, made here.

proteina protein

prodotto nell'UE: made in the EU

ricetta: recipe

senza glutine: gluten free

senza grassi: fat free

sostenibile: sustainable


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