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What Are the Most Popular Fruits in Italy?

Italy is home to many delicious fruits - some you may know about and some you may have never heard of!

Italians are known for their love of fresh fruit. In Italy, you do not run to the party to grab a processed treat, instead, you snack on fruit! Here are the top 5 common Italian fruits! 

1. Limone di Sorrento

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These tangy, delicious lemons are also called Limone di Massa Lubrense or Massese and are named after a community of villages at the tip of the Sorrentine Peninsula. They have a distinctive appearance, and it is because they are not colored, dipped in wax, or treated with any chemicals like lemons in America. 

2. Pesca di Verona

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Verona peaches are grown in the fertile land surrounding Lake Garda and are juicy, sweet, and a bit tangy! They make the PERFECT peach salads!

3. Fico Bianco del Cilento

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Italians sure LOVE their figs! These Fico Bianco del Cilento are solely grown in the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park in Salerno. They are enjoyed in numerous ways and are frequently stuffed with nuts!

4. Arancia Rossa di Sicilia

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These oranges taste just as good as they look. When they are ripe, their hue changes to a beautiful red. Italians use arancia rossa di Sicilia in many dishes including salads and Pan d’Arancio, or orange cake.

5. Amarena Cherries

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Amarena cherries originate in Blogna, Itay. They have a very sweet and tangy flavor and are used in so many popular Italian recipes like amarena cherry and ricotta cake! They are also PERFECT in cocktails!

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