Pekmez (Turkish: pekmez, from Oghuz Turkic bekmes) is a molasses-like syrup obtained after condensing juices of fruit must, especially grape, fig or mulberry, by boiling it with a coagulant agent. It is used as a syrup or mixed with tahini for breakfast.
Pekmez is made of particularly sultana grapes. Another kind of pekmez made from carob is called keçiboynuzu pekmezi or harnup pekmezi. Keçiboynuzu pekmezi is popularly recommended as a treatment for iron deficiency anemia in Turkey.
History and regional varieties
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