The best bitter oranges are processed with the addition of sugar cane to get this partiocolare jam.
The fruit is used strictly fresh fruit.
The method used is the classic method used since ancient times for the preservation of fruit. Fruit fact after being carefully washed and clean is simply cooked in a pot with the addition of sugar cane.
We get a product that enhances the flavor of the fruit and the artisan characteristics that only our mothers can match.
For the production of 100 grams of jam are used 155 grams of juicy fresh oranges.
It is exceptional the pairing on freshly baked bread, with fresh butter.
It is also a rich and healthy breakfast or snack fine!
Name of the product: Orange Marmelade
Category: Extra jam
Net weight: 345 g.
Ingredients: Orange, cane sugar
Variety: Orange (Citrus × sinensis)
Climatic context of the harvest: dry
Date of the harvest: December / Jannuary
Way of picking: by hand
Orange is the most popular citrus fruit in the world and they grow hundreds of varieties.
The orange tree is a tree that can reach up to 12 meters, elongated, fleshy leaves and white flowers.
The fruits are round and both peel and pulp are the typical orange color.
The skin is characterized by a slight roughness.
The period rest of the orange is just three months, so it happens that the tree will flourish and bear fruit at once.
The first fruits are harvested from November until May-June depending on variety.
A mature tree produces about 500 fruits per year.
The fruit is usually used fresh, but also turned into juice or jam, in a pharmaceutical or as a base for many recipes.
The oranges were introduced more than three centuries ago by the Saracens contributing to the spread of the plant on the Gargano coast and near Genoa.
In the mid-nineteenth century citrus in Calabria and Sicily are famous throughout Europe and are marketed mainly in London and New York until this market are subsequently replaced by the California citrus.
A little curiosity: orange blossom flower arrangements are made to decorate churches at weddings, to signify the purity of the bride. The fruits are instead used for example for potpourri.
Way of production
All the production process is done manually according to the old country tradition of home production. The fruit in copious quantities in the summer was turned into a jam before being consumed in the winter.
The method used is the classic method used since ancient times for the preservation of fruit. The fruit after being thoroughly cleaned and washed are simply cooked in a pot with the addition of sugar cane.