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What is Damson plum Marmalade?
Damson plum is one of the most known and favourite fruits in Turkey. Damson plum is from the rose family roseaceae. It grows on mountains in autumn, has a purple colour, is small in size, with hard shell, leaves, thorns, huge seeds, and has a sourish taste. Damson plum marmalade is a favourite dish for breakfast. It adds an amazing taste to the cakes served with tea and coffee. Besides it is used for making some main dishes in other countires. Its smell, colour and flavour make it perfect.
When was Damson plum Marmalade discovered?
Damson plum marmalade was offered for the first time in the palace cuisine of the Ottoman Empire in 1500. It was one of the main ingredients of the tastes made for celebrations, joy, pleasure, and meetings. This traditional flavour is a part of the heritage of the Ottoman cuisine to Turkey. It is considered as the king of the flavours. The marmalade is a main dish for breakfast in the Turkish cuisine culture and it is mixed with one of the unique Turkish fruit, Damson plum. This marmalade made with most delicious fruit enriches the world cuisine with its ambience.
Where is the birthplace of Damson plum Marmalade?
The birthplace of damson plum is Trakya, a city in the Marmara region.
How does it taste and what are its benefits?
Damson plum is a kind of fruit made for the lovers of sour and sweet taste at the same time. It has a pleasant acrid and sourish taste. One of the most known features of this fruit is that it grows with no help of mankind. Therefore, it has none of any fertilizers on it. The plant has a gorgeous appearance when it blossoms. The fruit becomes grown in September and October so in this period will be ready to be picked and dried. When you taste the marmalade you will feel the sourish then the sweet taste and keep eating it. It gives a great sensation in the mouth. Besides it’s very beneficial for health and has so many uses.
What does determine the quality of damson plum marmalade?
The damson plum marmalade is made with the awareness of the products security. The creamy texture, the intense taste of fruit and its flavour, the purple colour and the fruit pieces and the natural ingredients used in it are the factors that determine its quality.
Where is damson plum marmalade made?
It can be made in any house or garden because the fruit grow in every corner of the land.
How is damson plum marmalade made?
First, we wash the damson plum and add it to a pot filled with water and some vinegar. Then, we rinse the fruit and put them in another pot. We add one glass of water to each kg of damson plum and boil them at high temperature for 20 minutes. After that, we stain and cool them. We mash the fruit, add sugar and boil them to get the wanted texture of the marmalade. Finally, we let the marmalade cool.
What are the production steps of Damson plum marmalade?
After picking the fresh fruit from the local areas, they are controlled in the laboratories of quality. It is produced in the association where the most developed production sections are with no mankind involved. According to the most modern technological standards and the international standards of Hygiene, we mash the pieces of fruit in the grinding machines that made from steel. Similarly to the tradition methods, we put the mashed fruit in pots and add sugar to remove the sour taste in it. Then we boil them together keeping the color, the nutritional value and the quality of the product. After all we put the marmalade in proper molds, pack, cool, vacuum, and clean them. Finally, we dry the molds and add the warranty bands and the date.
What are the shelf life and storage conditions of damson plum marmalade?
The shelf life of damson plum marmalade is two years as long as you keep it in a dry place away from the direct sunlight.
How is damson plum marmalade packed?
We put the marmalade in glass jars.
Nutrition FactsServing Size:100 gramsAmount Per ServingCalories from Fat 0Calories 280 KcalTotal Fat 0.15 gramsSaturated Fat 0 gramsPolyunsaturated Fat 0 gramsMonounsaturated Fat 0 gramsCholesterol 0 milligramsSodium 1 milligramsPotassium 55 milligramsTotal Carbohydrates 68.32 gramsDietary Fiber 0.75 gramsSugars 0 gramsProtein 0.13 gramsVitamin A 3iuVitamin C 4.04mgCalcium 3mgIron 0.37