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Tacle, an entirely Sicilian citrus fruit

Tacle is an entirely Sicilian citrus fruit. It may resemble a small orange, or a large tangerine, and is a new delight instead.

Tacle, an entirely Sicilian citrus fruit

Tackle is a hybrid fruit, developed using traditional techniques - strictly non-GMO - by the Research Center for Mediterranean Citrus and Crops of Acireale, in the province of Catania.

The name derives from those of the two cultivate progenitors, the Tarocco orange and the Clementine Monreal. It is grown in Sicily, where it is harvested between December and January.

Tacle, distinctive features

The Tacle it has a soft 'papillate' peel, with an intense orange tone, slightly flattened (oblate) shape, weighing between 140 and 160 grams. The orange pulp is streaked with red, thanks to the anthocyanin pigmentation that distinguishes it.

The taste recalls both the fruits of origin, Tarocco and Clementina. Sugary with a sour aftertaste, it is seedless and fairly easy to peel.

I ricercators attribute detoxifying, digestive and diuretic properties to the prized citrus fruit, as well as an appreciable ceiling of vitamins.

Renzo Pierpaolo Turco and Dario Dongo

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Doctor in Food Science and Technology, Specialized in Safety and Quality Management in Agri-food supply chains, Secretary of the disciplinary council of the Order of Food Technologists of Sicily and Sardinia, Food blogger.

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Dario Dongo, lawyer and journalist, PhD in international food law, founder of WIISE (FARE - GIFT - Food Times) and Égalité.

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