Marrone di Acquasanta Terme

The Marrone di Acquasanta Terme is a type of chestnut that is grown in the Marche region of Italy, specifically in the towns of Acquasanta Terme, Arquata del Tronto, and Montegallo. This particular variety of chestnut is known for its large size, sweet flavor, and creamy texture, making it a popular ingredient in many traditional Italian dishes. The Marrone di Acquasanta Terme can be found in local markets and specialty food shops in these towns, such as the Mercato di Acquasanta Terme and the Bottega del Marrone.

One popular way to enjoy Marrone di Acquasanta Terme is in a traditional chestnut soup, where the chestnuts are simmered with onions, celery, and carrots until tender, then pureed into a creamy, comforting soup. Another classic recipe is Marron Glacé, a sweet treat where the chestnuts are candied in sugar syrup and then coated in a thin layer of sugar.

The Marrone di Acquasanta Terme has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PAT) status, which ensures that the chestnuts are grown and harvested according to specific standards. These standards include:
– Grown in the designated area of Acquasanta Terme, Arquata del Tronto, and Montegallo
– Hand-picked and sorted to ensure only the highest quality chestnuts are used
– Free from any chemical treatments or additives

Sources:
– www.marche.it
– www.italianfood.net