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Italian Sorrento Lemons
Inventory, 25 lbs : 1.26
This item was last sold on : 10/13/17
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Sorrento lemons are medium to large in size, and are highly fragrant. They are ovate in shape with tapered ends, resembling an American football. The thick rind is aromatic and the pulp is translucent yellow in color and is very juicy. The flesh of a Sorrento lemon has very few seeds and is often seedless. Sorrento lemons have a semi-tart taste without any bitterness.
Sorrento lemons are harvested year-round with a peak season from spring to late fall.
The Sorrento lemon, also known as Limone di Sorrento or Ovale di Sorrento, is a variety of Citrus limon. Jamul, a town in Southern California, is one of the few places where Sorrento lemons are grown outside of Italy. "True" Sorrento lemons are grown within the protected region of origin, and will be labeled with a sticker indicating such.
Sorrento lemons is an excellent source of vitamin C and riboflavin. It is also a source of dietary fiber, potassium, and calcium.
When Sorrento lemons aren't being used for limoncello, they are often halved, salted and preserved for later use. They can be used to make jams, preserves or custards. Sorrento lemons can be roasted with meats, fish or vegetables. Their zest can be used in anything from baked goods to savory side dishes. Use the juice for marinades, beverages or sorbets. Store Sorrento lemons at room temperature for up to a week, refrigerate for longer shelf life.
In Italy, Sorrento lemons are the primary variety used in the making of the Italian liqueur, limoncello. 60% of all Sorrento lemons cultivated are reserved for the making of the sweet after-dinner beverage. They are also the most widely used lemon in Italy.
Sorrento lemons were named Sorrento, Italy, a small town along the Amalfi coast. Femminello Ovale, and a selection called Femminello Santa Teresa, are the main parent varieties all Sorrento lemons grown in both Italy and the United States. The lemons earned the name "Femminello" for their shape. In the early 2000s, the lemons of Sorrento earned their own Protected Geographical Indication recognition (IGP) and through a consortium are protected and marketed. Outside of Italy, Sorrento lemons are only grown in Rancho del Sol, California.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Green Dragon Tavern & Museum||Carlsbad CA||760-797-5579|
|AToN Center Inc.||Encinitas CA||858-759-5017|
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