WEDNESDAY, 1 APRIL 2009
Brackish rice and winged cakes seek PGI protection
Two more applications have been made for Protected Geographical Indication status in the European Union. The applications are in respect of the following names:
RISO DEL DELTA DEL PO (Italy): "The special characteristics of Riso del Delta del Po are related to its high protein content, the size of the grains, high absorption capacity, low rate of starch loss and superior quality, all of which give it a good cooking firmness. It also has a particular flavour and aroma which distinguish it from rice not grown in brackish water".
SOBAO PASIEGO (Spain): "Sobao Pasiego is made from a dough of wheat flour, butter, sugar, eggs and a number of minor ingredients and additives; its characteristics are as follows: technical characteristics: (a) organoleptic properties: strong yellow crumbs and toast-coloured surface; dense, spongy texture; sweet flavour; prominent buttery aroma; (b) morphological: sobaos come in three different weights: large (130 to 180 g), medium (40 to 80 g) and small (20 to 40 g); (c) presentation: ‘Sobao Pasiego’ is put up in a rectangular-based paper casing, the edges of which are folded up in a characteristic wing shape".
Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 05.56
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