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What is Grape Pekmez?
Grape is the fruit belonging to the vine family of Anatolia. Grape pekmez; it is obtained by mature black, purple or green grapes are chewed or squeezed then boiling. Sweet like honey and it is a source of healing and appetizing. In Turkish kitchen culture, it is used to sweeten the food and desserts, used as thickening agent in food products. Enriches foods with its quality and as a source of healing you can give it to your loved ones.
When was it discovered?
In Anatolia, grapes and viticulture go as far as the Uyghur Turks. Land in arid areas since the 11th century, grape pekmez was made the most. During the Ottoman period and especially during the reign of Suleiman became the most popular.
Again during the Ottoman period, it was used as syrup by the palace and the people as a natural healing method. It has been accepted as a health elixir for centuries.
Where is pekmez’s birthplace?
There are grape pekmez varieties made from different types of grapes grown in many regions of Turkey. Mainly in Aegean and Eastern Black Sea Region.
What are the tastes and benefits?
It is thick. It has authentic, very sweet, sharp, dense and sour taste. It has rich ingredients. Grape molasses has been a cure with all the benefits.Because of the strong nutritional values, usually used in the morning on an empty stomach with daily recommended measure. It is an excellent antioxidant.
What determines the quality?
Grape pekmez is natural. It does not contain any synthetic coloring matter. The vine tree is a long-lasting plant and live from 30 to 40 years on condition of regular pruning. It is a legend with its quality because it is completely organic production. It has its own unique taste and smell, homogeneous color and appearance.
Where is it produced?
Because of farmer Anatolian people need for long-term storage, it was first made in the home environment centuries ago and economic contribution to the market is still continues. Today, it is collected by local vine pekmez producers in the vine tree growing areas. Hygienic conditions are provided during collection, storage, drying and making levels. %100 It is 100% natural and organic. The purity and naturalness of the pekmez comes from traditional production methods.
How is pekmez produced?
Grape pekmez making happens after the vintage in autumn. It can be made both sweet and sour. Thin-shelled and very sweet grapes are collected and chewed with traditional methods. Grape juice of pekmez is made. This juice is filtered and added special pekmez soil for cut. After that, they are taken to the boiler and boiled for hours. It is continue until desired dark consistency and color are obtained.
How is the production stage?
The grapes, which are the raw material purchased by the villagers, are first checked for quality by the grape pekmez facility. It is produced in technologically equipped production line. The first process is to wash in the washing machine. Grape stalks are cleaned, grape grains are crushed in the mill. After pressing, it is taking to the boiler and rested by adding pekmez soil. The grape juice is heated, acid is removed and filtered. Boiling until thickening in boiling machines. Analysis is done before filling. At any stage of production, the product does not encounter plastic material. There is o insecticide or additive is used.
What is the shelf life and storage conditions?
Shelf life is two years. Keep in a dry place away from direct sunlight.
How to pack?
The product is packed in a special bottle, it is sent in our boxes.
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