In XVI Century a sailor from Savona imported some Chinotto plants from China. This precious fruit was considered a sort of amulet for good health and luck by travellers, because its healing properties helped to ward off diseases. In Savona area the plants developed amazing features, thanks to a particular yearly temperate climate.
Its perfume is strong and long-lasting; however, as the flavour is too bitter, Chinotto has to be transformed to become a spectacular delight
The chinotto of Savona has particular nutritional and chemical properties which make it good both for food, wellness and cosmetics. In addition, the chinotto is rich in vitamin C, stimulates the digestive functions and the flowers have anti-insomnia effects.
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