Protected Geographical indication. Purple garlic from Las Pedroñeras.

Protected Geographical indication. Purple garlic from Las Pedroñeras.

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"Garlic is the basis of a good health and of a good culinary art (Unfortunately there are countries which must do without it!). It should be used in abundance and very often. Don't pay attention to the precept of removing the slightest hint of garlic from the salad." John Seymour.

Differences between Purple garlic and White garlic

Purple Garlic from Las Pedroñeras

Ajo Morado de Las Pedroñeras

It is different because of...

  • Its intense aroma
  • Its spicy flavour
  • Its high content of allicin


Its head has an average size, it is round and smooth and it has 8-10 slightly curved cloves covered by a shiny deep purple skin.

To distinguish the "Purple Garlic from Las Pedroñeras" from other varieties:

Ajo Morado de Las Pedroñeras

White garlic

it has a medium-large head with an irregular form. It has 10-12 cloves covered by a white skin.

It is a garlic with a spicy flavour of medium intensity

ajo chino

Chinese garlic

it has a large, flat, regular and white head with purple strias. It contains 10-12 straight cloves covered by a skin with a pinkish colour.

It has a mild spicy flavour.

Only those with this logo on the label are "Purple Garlic from Las Pedroñeras".

distinctive Geographical Indication logo for ajo morado de Las PedroñerasThe Alliicin is an organosulfur compound that has pharmacological and antibiotic properties and is responsible for the characteristic smell, taste and spicy flavour of the "Purple Garlic from Las Pedroñeras".

It is rich in sulfur, iodine and silica.

Factors proving that the product originates in the area:

The origin of purple garlic covered by the Protected Geographical Indication is guaranteed as follows:

The cloves used to produce the next crop are taken only from clean bulbs of the 'Purple from Las Pedroñeras' purple garlic ecotype.

The garlic is grown within the production area indicated, on parcels recorded in registers supervised by the Certification Body.

The garlic is prepared and packaged by certified companies supervised by the Certification Body. When they arrive at the handling facilities' reception centres the consignments of bulbs are inspected one by one to check that they have all the required properties. At all times protected garlic is handled separately from other types of garlic.

These companies will adopt appropriate measures to ensure that the purple garlic, which is commercialised under the Geographical Indication, meets the required characteristics. In the event of inferior quality products being identified in the market, the Certification Body will take appropriate measures. These will include the suspension and definitive withdrawal of certification.

Only garlic which passes all the inspections carried out during preparation is packed and placed on the market. The product must be sold in packaging which bears the distinctive Geographical Indication logo in such a way that it cannot be reused.