Organic Sicilian Red Grapefruit Marmalade from Marchesi di San Giuliano
The eastern coast of Sicily is home to some of the Mediterranean's most fertile lands - the warm summers and cool winters make this land ideal for citrus growing and that's precisely what the Marchesi Castello di San Giuliano and his family have been doing for 800 years.
In the late 1980's, the family noticed that some of the fertilizers that had become commonplace were producing a fruit that lacked the color and flavor to which they'd become accustomed - and so they returned to organic farming methods. Now all of their fruit is grown this way once again and the quality of their jams is unmistakable.
The recipe for the marmalade has remained unchanged for generations. Made entirely by hand in small batches using only the finest of the freshly picked fruit. The grapefruit are sliced and marinated in cold water overnight. On the second day, the sliced fruit is drained, and set to marinate again overnight in water and raw sugar cane. The third day the fruit is slowly cooked down, adding sugar and juice. No thickeners or preservatives are ever used. The high proportion of fruit, combined with natural ingredients and strict production standards, insure that San Giuliano marmalades have a traditional taste and texture.
The best and simplest way to enjoy them is on toast with a smear of sweet butter. The richness of butter and the bittersweet tang of marmalade is a tried and true combination.
Experience more Sicilian citrus - also available in Orange and Mandarin.
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