José Gourmet Pumpkin and Walnut Jam

José Gourmet Pumpkin and Walnut Jam


In José Gourmet Pumpkin and Walnut Jam, pumpkin, walnut and cinnamon are the soul of the party. The tasty and nutritious pumpkin is a source of antioxidant vitamins, rich in fiber, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium. Walnuts are one of the nuts and oilseeds with the most nutrients. They are rich in proteins, carotenes, carbohydrates, unsaturated fats, minerals like zinc, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, sulfur and magnesium, as well as vitamins B1, B2 and B5. As if that were not enough, walnuts have melatonin, which acts on the regulation of sleep, and tannins. Now, cinnamon: in addition to its richness in substances such as iron, manganese or calcium, its thermal effects on the body enhance fat burning, and the war on free radicals is a guaranteed promise. But the best part of this match made in heaven is that it provides all the benefits without you even having to think about it, all you have to do you is relish the heavenly flavor and aroma. A temptation: have you ever tried it with some nice curd cheese?

Some temptations do not repeat themselves… but often!

Pumpkin Jam is probably the most famous and appreciated Jam in Portugal and a little bit around the world. It was born from a very old recipe, when times were more difficult and agriculture was mainly for subsistence. Everyone had a piece of land and cultivated something. Many planted pumpkins to serve as food for the animals, others to cook and serve as a source of food for the family. That’s when the first recipe came up, when they decided to add sugar to the fruit and see how it would work. Thus was born the pumpkin jam that we know and appreciate so well today. Today there are several variations, from pumpkin jam with walnut, with almond, with pine nuts, among others. It is a very versatile product that can be used to accompany a cheese, or to fill a pie.

At José Gourmet, their jams are made with about 70% fruit and 30% sugar, based on old recipes used by their grandparents. No artificial chemicals are used and their conservation is done only by pasteurization in large pots with boiling water. The pumpkins they use are planted exclusively for them by small farmers to whom, year after year, we deliver the seeds of the best pumpkins of the previous year. Thus, they always guarantee that the quality and type of pumpkin are the best and have the best taste. After being picked, the pumpkins are peeled, cut by hand and placed in pots on a low heat, where they will stay for several hours until they are refined. Once refined, they add a generous amount of walnut and put it in jars, also manually jar by jar, to be pasteurized. When removed, they cool naturally and all flasks are checked, one by one, to make sure that the pasteurization was correct.

Finally, they clean the jars, label and pack them. One more production is ready!!

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 3 in