Cavaillon melon jam 335g

Cavaillon melon jam 335g
Cavaillon melon jam 335g
Cavaillon melon jam 335g

Delicious jam from Provence, to spread on a slice of bread or to melt with a yoghurt


(€23.58 Kg)

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Melon and Orange Jam. Glass jar of 335 g.

Ingredients: melons, white cane sugar, orange zest (2.7%), concentrated lemon juice. Prepared with 75g of fruit per 100g of jam. "May contain traces of nuts".

Nutritional information (per 100g): Energy 258 Kcal / 1097 kJ; Fat 0.2g including saturated fatty acid <0.2g; carbohydrates: 63.6g of which sugars 62.1g; 0.5g protein; salt <0.1g.

Store in the refrigerator after opening.

The Cavaillon melon is a designation that covers varieties of different origins depending on the time of year.
The best known is the cantaloupe. This melon, originally from Armenia, arrived in Italy via Africa. This variety is commonly known as the Cavaillon or Charentais melon. However, there are also the "sliced Cavaillon melon", the "elongated Cavaillon melon" and the "Cavaillon winter melon".
The cantaloupe was cultivated in the gardens of a papal estate in the village of Cantalupo, near Rome. Seeds arrived in the Comtat Venaissin, thanks to the popes of Avignon under the name of pompon in the second half of the 14th century4.
Appreciated during the Renaissance, it was then kept off the table until the end of the 18th century. Catalogued as a rare fruit, and therefore not very popular, it remained confined to the role of "jewel of the vegetable garden" and was virtually unknown to the general public.
The fame of the Cavaillon melon dates from the 19th century and the possibility of getting it to Paris quickly by rail. Alexandre Dumas was particularly fond of them. In 1864, he donated all of his published works to the library of the town of Cavaillon in exchange for a life annuity of twelve melons per year. The town council passed a decree to this effect and the annuity was paid to the novelist until his death in 1870.
Since 1999, the Melon de Cavaillon has been a brand, owned by the Marché d'Intérêt National de Cavaillon, which delegates to the Syndicat des Maîtres Melonniers de Cavaillon the management of the production, marketing and professional promotion of melons produced in the departments of Vaucluse, Bouches-du-Rhône and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
In 2019, specialists fear for the future of the Charente melon, which is threatened with extinction due to global warming. In 2018, melon production fell by 11%.

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