Turron from Alicante
Turrón almond nougat
Which area of Spain is it typical?
- Autonomous region: Region of Valencia
Of Arabic origins, this sweet, made essentially with an almond base and honey, is indisputably and important item on any Christmas table.
Turron is a nougat obtained by cooking honey and adding toasted almonds (usually peeled) and egg whites and kneading it to form a rectangular or round tablet. It is characteristically hard and it is known especially for the presence of whole or nearly whole peeled almonds. Despite the obvious industrialisation of its production, the process is still basically the same as it traditionally has been for centuries.
- Type of product: Others
- Season: Although it is available year-round, it is undoubtedly a seasonal sweet associated with Christmas.
- Origin: The area of production and packaging of the turron protected under the Denomination of Origin comprises the town of Jijona, in the province of Alicante. The production and packaging industries are located in this town.
- To drink with it: Turron is delicious with sparkling wines, such as cava, and with generous dessert wines.
- Where to buy: Turron from Alicante is available at most speciality shops, supermarkets and department stores on the Peninsula. Both its production and consumption are very popular.
- Varieties: The variety within turron from Alicante stems from the different classes of almonds used to make it: Valencian, Majorcan, Marcona, Mollar and Planeta
- Energy: High
- Cholesterol: Low
- Comments: Rich in Carbohydrates, Calcium and Fibre.