Magiun of Topoloveni

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Magiun of Topoloveni
Place of originRomania
Region or stateTopoloveni, Argeş County
Main ingredientsPlums

Magiun of Topoloveni[1] is a traditional Romanian food based on plum which has received since 2011 a Protected Geographical Status from the European Union.[2] Magiun of Topoloveni is a kind of jam made from very ripe fruit from various plum varieties without added sugar. It is from the town of Topoloveni in the Argeş County.[3]


The recipe of magiun of Topoloveni is attested since 1914.

The magiun of Topoloveni is produced exclusively in the area bounded by the municipalities of Boţarcani, Crinţeşti, Gorăneşti, Inuri, Goleştii Badii, Ţigăneşti, Topoloveni and Viţicheşti. This region, particularly suitable for growing plums, belongs to the Argeş County in the region of Wallachia. The pruneraies cover about 17,000 hectares.[4]

The magiun became the first Romanian certified natural product and protected by European Union by order No. 338/2011 dated April 7, 2011 the European Commission has recognized a protected designation of origin and protected geographical indication in Magiun of Topoloveni.

In 2003, Romania has deployed troops in Afghanistan, as a member of NATO. In 2009, 100% natural magiun of Topoloveni replaces marmalade in all NATO bases. In 2010, the factory of Topoloveni was appointed official supplier to the Romanian Royal House.[5]


The word magiun come from Turkish language macun which means "spread".[6]


For the recipe of magiun of Topoloveni, have to four different types of plums, then cooked for 10 hours without sugar, with very low heat until the magiun sticks to the spoon. The magiun of Topoloveni is a thick paste and homogeneous, dark brown, with dry matter content is a minimum of 55%. This concentration, which corresponds to 55° Brix, ensures the preservation of the product, at a temperature of 20° Celsius maximum, without the addition of any additives.

Plums used for the production of magiun of Topoloveni belong to various local varieties of Prunus domestica : Boambe of Leordeni, Bistriteana, Brumarii, Centenar, Dimbovita, Grasa ameliorata, Grasa Romanesca, Pescarus, Pitestean, Silvia, Stanley, Tomnatici Caran Sebes, Tuleu fat, Tuleu timpuriu, Valcean, Vinata Romaneasca.


  1. ^ O poveste romaneasca de succes: magiunul de Topoloveni
  2. ^ "Accueil >> Documentation >> Panorama des textes". (in French).[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Ministerul Agriculturii si Dezvoltarii Rurale (ed.). "Caiet de sarcini - Magiun de prune Topoloveni" (PDF) (in Romanian).[permanent dead link].
  4. ^ Journal officiel de l’Union européenne C 241/3 du 08-09-2010 (ed.). "Règlement (CE) n° 510/2006 du Conseil " Magium de prune Topoloveni " n° CE : RO-PGI-0005-0763-04.03.2009" (in French)..
  5. ^ Le magiun dans l'OTAN Archived 2012-09-13 at
  6. ^ "Magiun". (in Romanian).