Germogli di pungitopo sott’olio

Germogli di pungitopo sott’olio, also known as holly sprouts in oil, is a traditional delicacy from the Marche region in Italy. This unique dish can be found in various towns and communes in Marche, including Ancona, Pesaro, and Macerata. It is commonly sold in local specialty shops and gourmet stores.

One popular store where you can find germogli di pungitopo sott’olio is “La Bottega del Gusto” in Ancona. They offer a wide range of preserved foods, including this delicacy. Another store is “La Corte dei Sapori” in Pesaro, which is known for its selection of regional products, including holly sprouts in oil.

To prepare germogli di pungitopo sott’olio, the holly sprouts are carefully picked and preserved in extra virgin olive oil. The sprouts are known for their slightly bitter taste and crunchy texture. They can be enjoyed as a standalone appetizer or used as a topping for bruschetta or salads.

Germogli di pungitopo sott’olio has received the prestigious PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is awarded to traditional Italian food products that are deeply rooted in local culture and have a long history. The specifications for this recognition include the use of holly sprouts from specific areas in Marche, the preservation in extra virgin olive oil, and the absence of any artificial additives or preservatives.

– “La Bottega del Gusto” –
– “La Corte dei Sapori” –