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Fig preserve

Ancir murabbasi - Fig preserve

Juicy, sweet, yellow figs from the Absheron Peninsula are sold by the bucketful in Baku during high summer. So many figs ripen in a relatively short period that they are ideal candidates for preserving. Fig preserve (əncir mürəbbəsi) is very popular in Baku. The figs should be preserved whole and …

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Grape preserve

Uzum murabbasi - Grape preserve

Small white seedless grapes, another fruit that grows in abundance in Azerbaijan, are best for grape preserve (üzüm mürəbbəsi). Take care that the grapes are only just ripe or slightly under-ripe. Discard any grapes that are starting to brown. News.Az is grateful to Gullu Cahangir for allowing us to use …

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Cornelian cherry preserve

Zogal murabbasi - Cornelian cherry preserve

Cornelian cherries, or cornels, are widespread across the Caucasus and southern Russia. They make a deep red preserve with a tangy flavour. The Cornelian cherry has a high vitamin C content, making cornelian cherry preserve (zoğal mürəbbəsi) a popular winter remedy for colds and flu. The fruit is rich in …

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Feijoa jam

Feyxoa murabbasi - Feijoa jam

Feijoa is a green fruit the size of a small egg, which appears in Azerbaijan’s markets in the autumn. Named after Brazilian botanist Joao da Silva Feijo, feijoa grow in Azerbaijan, Georgia and southern Russia, as well as their native South America and New Zealand. They can be eaten raw …

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