Pumpkin jam is an artisan product of medieval origin that is very typical on the island of Menorca, and the fact is that pumpkin is one of those products that has always been widely cultivated on the island, and it is largely used to make jam.
Although it is not a very common jam outside the Balearic Islands, its flavor is very characteristic and special, and does not usually leave anyone indifferent. Undoubtedly one of the most typical jams of the island’s gastronomic culture.
Menorca is a land closely linked to the countryside, and like all places whose population is closely linked to the countryside, all the resources provided by the environment are used to eat and subsist. This is the case of jams, preserves and preserves, a gastronomic product closely linked to the Mediterranean culture and diet and which in Menorca has a very special value.
Although it is true that jams are very common practically everywhere, in Menorca the tradition is still preserved to make them in the same way as in the past. There are many families that today continue to take advantage of the fruits that their garden gives them to make jams and preserves with them, we can also boast of having jams with very own and original flavors such as figs, squash or melon.