Have you ever tried tangerine jam?
The chairman of Citrus Producers Union in Bodrum, Mugla gives a good news to those in search for new flavors. He declares that they will produce tangerine jam and put it on the market in jars with the amount of 450g in December.
Bodrum is a town of Mugla, which is famous for its orange, lemon and tangerine. And Bodrum tangerine has such an outstanding fragrance that you can easily distinguish it from other kinds. My officemate brought a few Bodrum tangerines last week and we enjoyed eating them during a break. After about an hour, during another break, a collegue of us asked if we had tangerine just as she stepped in our office. She even asked “Is this a different one? Never had a tangerine with such a fragrance before, this is so strong.” Can you believe that it still smells in the room even after an hour? And its jam is only made in Bodrum, a place which is also the most popular tourist attraction with its untouched bays in Turkey. This jam will appear at markets soon!
The chairman, Mahmut Kocadon states that they produced five thousand tons of tangerine last year, 85% of which was fragrant, aromatic Bodrum tangerines and 15% of which was satsuma and quinine tangerines. He says that there is also lemon, orange and grapefruit production in Bodrum and he adds that they will reach to the same amount of crop this year. He explains that tangerine jam will be put on the market next month. The jam is made from whole tangerine with its peel on. He says “We produced in small amounts as a testing, and the result was great. We are going to produce fifteen thousand jars of tangerine jam. We are planning to sell these in Bodrum and to big markets.”
I wonder if this jam has ever been made in another place around the world. Do you know any?