Why is agriculture the real gold of Sicily?
Sicily is mainly characterized by agriculture, where three quarters of the island's territory is used for agriculture.
Do you know that about 11% of Sicilians are employed in this sector as emerged from the study by INEA the national institute of agricultural economics? It means that every ten Sicilians you meet at least on of these is a caretaker of the Sicilian tradition!!!
The big amount of land used for agriculture qualify my region as among the top suppliers of citrus fruits in Italy, in fact, about 60% of oranges and mandarins and 90% of lemons on the Italian market are Sicilian. As for neighboring countries (France, Germany, Austria), where 50% of citrus fruits on the market come from Sicily.
Have you ever tasted a Sicilian red orange, or a Sicilian lemon?
If the answer is no, hurry up and buy a Sicilian citrus fruits, the citrus season is almost over!!!
In Sicily, nine million hectoliters of wine are produced in Sicily, that is 15% of the total wine production in Italy.
Have you ever cheers with a glass of our Nero D'avola, Marsala or Bianco D'alcamo?
«I do not envy God the Heaven
because I am happy to live in Sicily ».
Federico II di Svevia
Italy is the European country with the largest number of agri-food products with designation of origin and geographical protected indication recognized by the European Union. A further demonstration of the great quality of our productions, but above all of the strong relationship that links Italian agri-food excellence to its territory of origin.
The Table grapes of Canicattì
The Table grapes of Mazzarrone
The Red orange of Sicily
Carrot of Ispica
Capperi of Pantelleria
Lemon of Syracuse
Limon Interdonato of Messina
Peach of Leonforte
Tomatoes of Pachino
Sea salt of Trapani IGP
Among the Sicilian products with designation of origin we can find:
Prickly Pear of Etna
Prickly Pear of San Cono
Cherry of Etna
Orange of Ribera
Green Pistachio of Bronte
Nocellara del Belice
I will not dwell on listing the other numerous Sicilian goodies.
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Write me in the comments which fruit
of the Sicilian land you like best!