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Corsican chestnut jam

The chestnut jam made in Corsica, deliciously sweet and fragrant, creamy and greedy, the very authenticity of the flavors of yesteryear. It will make nostalgic all those who knew the era of chestnuts grilled on the hair, yes, childhood memory when you hold us! The chestnuts used are selected from among the most beautiful i...

Corsican chestnut jam

The chestnut jam made in Corsica, deliciously sweet and fragrant, creamy and greedy, the very authenticity of the flavors of yesteryear. It will make nostalgic all those who knew the era of chestnuts grilled on the hair, yes, childhood memory when you hold us! The chestnuts used are selected from among the most beautiful in order to restore this unique taste and to obtain an exceptional chestnut jam.

Delicious ways to enjoy it

Chestnut jam is usually enjoyed like any jam, at lunch, at the snack, on a slice of bread, in a yogurt or on pancakes... There are, however, some interesting recipes with chestnut jam: the French cake called "L'ardéchois", the famous homemade ice cream, or the Christmas log. It also goes very well with dark chocolate, I tested chocolate macaroons with chestnut jam, it's a delight!

Sun, chestnut and jam

As you should know, climate, earth and space allow chestnut trees to grow properly. In addition, the variety used is the key to a good chestnut jam. This is why Corsica is recognized throughout the world, not only for its know-how and tradition but of course for the quality of these products. The chestnut jam made by our enthusiast, I named Tony Orsini, is the assurance of an authentic product certified by the islanders.

The Corsican chestnut tree

The chestnut tree belongs to the species "Castanea Sativa", it can measure up to 30 m high and can reach the age of 500 years. The flowering takes place in May and June and pollination takes place from June to July. After fertilization, the female flower turns into a fruit contained in an envelope called a bug. A fruit may contain one or more seeds, usually two. In the first case, the fruit will be called brown and in the second case chestnut.

The chestnut and Corsica

According to a famous Corsican proverb, it says: "A chà un ni hà, un ni mangna. Se tu voli a farina Va à coglia a castagna " / "He who has nothing does not eat. If you want flour, go pick chestnuts. "Indeed, the chestnut was for a long time the staple food of the Corsican people, commonly called "the bread tree", Pasquale Paoli himself said: "As long as we have chestnuts, we will have bread". The chestnut will therefore remain of paramount importance in terms of food and construction until the beginning of the 20th century. But from the First World War, traditional farms began to be abandoned for the timber trade. As a result, Corsica lost more than half of its chestnut forests in 25 years. Then it was the abandonment of the timber trade, which allowed the forests to recover, and from the 1970s, the cultivation of chestnuts restarted. Since 2006, Corsican chestnut flour has been protected by a controlled appellation of origin (AOC) and since 2010 by a protected designation of origin (AOP) at EU level. I will end with a quote: "Corsica is like the chestnut, indispensable, immortal and full of flavors". 

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