Extra Cherry Jam
Exquisite cherry jam, made with the utmost respect for the raw material. The extra wording certifies that the amount of fruit must not be less than 45%.
The cherry pulp used by Egizio is 180 g per 100 g of product.
Without preservatives and only with lemon juice added as a preservative.
Cherries, sugar, lemon juice
Cherries are undoubtedly a fruit of great historical importance and have always been admired. The credit goes to Asia Minor, where the Persians and Greeks cultivated the fruit as early as 300 BC. It did not take long for the Romans to spread it throughout Europe. Legend has it that soldiers planted cherry trees along the roads of the Empire as a gesture of promise. Cherries were a symbol of fertility, love and happiness.
They also had a place in medicine: Hippocrates recommended them for gout, and Pliny the Elder for headaches. The cherry is also the protagonist of strange stories and legends. According to one story, George Washington confessed that he had cut down a cherry tree as a child to prove his honesty to his father. Another says that Napoleon took cherries with him on his military campaigns so that they could be dropped here and there to give life to new trees.
The story of Extra Cherry Jam: a journey through time
Cherry jam has an ancient and fascinating history that takes us back in time. It is said that the first traces of this delicacy date back to ancient Rome, where cherries were used to make a kind of sweet jam. Over the centuries, the recipe evolved and spread to different parts of the world, taking on different regional variations. Today, Extra Cherry Jam is a symbol of Italian culinary tradition and is carefully made using only the ripest and juiciest cherries. Its intense flavour and velvety texture make it a delicious addition to bread, biscuits and cakes. Cherry Jam is a true culinary treasure that allows us to enjoy the authentic taste of cherries all year round. This is why Extra Cherry Jam is so popular with gourmets all over the world.
The benefits and properties of cherries
As well as being delicious, cherries have many health benefits. Let us look at them together:
- Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, cherries are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin A, which help to boost the immune system and maintain healthy skin.
- They contain anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that help fight free radicals in the body. These antioxidants are also known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve muscle pain and inflammation.
- Cherries are also a good source of fibre, which helps to improve digestion and maintain a healthy gut.
So, in addition to their irresistible taste, cherries offer a range of health benefits that make Extra Cherry Jam not only delicious, but also healthy.