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Organic lemons: Femminello siracusano

The Protected Geographical Indication (IGP) recognizes the Femminello Siracusano organic lemons as an agricultural legacy that embodies the environment and culture of the province of Syracuse. Although this cultivar is grown all across Sicily, only specimens from this province are eligible to get the IGP title, which certifies that the fruit originates from the area in question.
Being a lemon type that may flower and yield three harvests annually: Primofiore, Bianchetto, and Verdello. The name “Femminello” comes from the plant’s fertility. When the Primofiore reaches full ripeness (January to March), it changes from green in color (November to December) to canary yellow. It is sold and eaten during both ripening phases.
The Bianchetto (April–June) comes next, with a pale yellow color tone that leans toward white, and the Verdello (July–September), which, although reaching advanced maturity, maintains its vivid green tint. The Verdello bloom is characterized by a high concentration of distinct terpenes in its essential oils, despite being less juicy than the other two blooms.
Because of its exceptional organoleptic qualities and advantageous attributes, the Femminello Siracusano lemon has become one of the most sought-after types worldwide.
This medium-sized lemon is impressive due to its strong essential oils, strong aroma, and almost 30% more juice than other varieties. Typically, the peel is rather thin, but it thickens toward the end of the first blossom’s life. Because of the terpene-rich essential oils found in its peel, this lemon is not only a priceless asset in the kitchen but is also frequently utilized in cosmetics.
On the national and international scene, the Femminello Siracusano lemons exemplifies and projects the richness of the Sicilian land by showcasing quality, tradition, and originality.

Femminello Siracusano Lemons: Beneficial Properties

Femminello Siracusano, an organic lemon variety, is renowned for its remarkable health benefits.
Packed with vitamin C, which is vital for boosting immunity and promoting the synthesis of collagen, a protein that is necessary for healthy skin, hair, and all bodily tissues in general. Strong antioxidant effect is provided by beta carotene, vitamin E, and flavonoids, which combat free radicals that hasten the aging process of cells.
On the other hand, malic and citric acids help the body absorb iron from diet and support kidney health by lowering the risk of kidney stones. The white, rather bitter portion of the fruit that lies between the pulp and skin contains a significant amount of flavonoids.
Although a number of studies have suggested that lemons could be useful allies in halting and inhibiting the spread of some cancer types, these anti-cancer qualities have not yet been demonstrated.Regardless, the Femminello Siracusano lemon is regarded as an excellent citrus fruit from an organoleptic perspective and is also acknowledged as a functional food with many health benefits, earning a prominent position in a nutritious, well-balanced diet.
This lemon variety has long been the focus of Bio Agricola Ciccone’s intense devotion, which ensures a high-quality product grown in the midst of pristine nature.

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