AREA OF PRODUCTION: Bekaa
DESCRIPTION: Jam prepared with golden “thahabi” variety of
apricot from the region.
PRODUCTION METHOD: The apricots are collected, washed and
the stones removed.
For each 1 kg of apricot is added 700 g of sugar and the apricots
are left for one night in the container in order to release the
water. The next day, they are boiled without addition of water in
stainless steel containers for 1 ½ hours. They don’t have to be
stirred frequently in order to maintain the apricots entire. Still hot
they are directly stored in glass jars.
PRODUCTION PERIOD: June
HISTORY AND TRADITION: This product has been prepared for
more than 50 years due to the huge production in the area and
it is a way to conserve apricots for winter time.
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