The roscetta chestnut from the Valle Roveto is one of the many products from the GAL Marsica’s territory. The production area encompasses the following cities: Capistrello, Canistro, Civitella Roveto, Civita d’Antino, Morino, San Vincenzo Valle Roveto, Balsorano. The chestnuts are harvested by and or using mechanical tools that preserve the product’s integrity.
The roscetta chestnut is a variety of the chestnut from Florence. It is composed for 60% by starch and carbs, and it packed with nutritious substances like chloring, magnesium, proteins, mineral salts and A, B, and C vitamins. It has an ovoid shape, and it is middle-sized. Its name comes from the characteristic color of the pericarp, which is bronwish and red. The seed is cream-colored, the scar is hazelnut color, while the film is reddish.
Its main characteristics are the taste, sweet and subtle, and the various methods it can be cooked with. In autumn, there are many events to celebrate it. One of the most famous ones, “Along the Ancient Streets”, is held in Civitella Roveto: the residents open their houses to sell local dishes and recreate an ancient atmosphere.