Nardek

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Nardek

 

(watermelon honey), the purified and highly concentrated (by boiling) juice from the pulp of ripe watermelons. Nardek, which has the consistency of honey, is brown and sweet and contains no less than 60 percent sugar. The pulp is removed from the rind and passed through a sieve; the strained juice is then filtered, boiled (at which time the resulting froth is skimmed off), and reduced by steaming nine or ten times. Approximately 16–17 kg of sweet watermelon is necessary to produce 1 kg of nardek,

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