Mandorle di Navelli, L’mmall

Mandorle di Navelli, also known as L’mmall, is a traditional almond variety that is grown in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Specifically, it can be found in the towns and communes of Navelli, Capestrano, and Bussi sul Tirino. The history of this almond variety dates back to the 16th century, when it was first introduced to the region by the Spanish.

Mandorle di Navelli is known for its unique flavor and texture, which is attributed to the region’s soil and climate. The almonds are harvested in late August and early September, and are typically used in a variety of traditional dishes, including desserts and pastries. One popular recipe is for almond cookies, which are made with ground almonds, sugar, and egg whites.

In 2018, Mandorle di Navelli was recognized as a PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) by the Italian government. This designation ensures that the almonds are grown and processed according to strict specifications, and helps to preserve the traditional methods of cultivation and production.

– “Mandorle di Navelli.” Abruzzo Promozione Turismo.
– “Mandorle di Navelli.” PAT – Prodotti Agroalimentari Tradizionali Italiani.