“Povidla” of Bargau – a remarkably well-preserving plum jam with no additives

“Povidla” of Bargau – a remarkably well-preserving plum jam with no additives

The ‘povidla’ of Bargau is the plum jam produced on the Bargau Valley of Bistrita-Nasaud County in northern Romania; its shelf life is remarkable – at least two years, with no sugar or preservatives added.

It’s made exclusively of the Bistrita variety of plums — one of the most valued cultivars owing to its hard, sweet and scented pulp. Ripe plums are thoroughly washed; the pits are removed; the fruits are then boiled in brass pots, without prior crushing and without adding any sweeteners. More…