It is delicious, subtle, magic – imposing a strong personality derived from the juicy pink grapefruit and its rind. The flavor is a sophisticated balance between acidity and sweetness, reminiscent of sweet and sour. The body of the marmalade is thick and dense with abundant slivers of grapefruit rind.
In 1922, Antonio Garcia Cerdan sent his first peach harvest to UCASA (Union Conservera y Arrocera) in Jalence. This cooperative, located near Valencia in Jalence, developed a technique to create exceptional preserves, starting with a few kilos of peaches.
In 1965, Carlos Garcia Rubio bought UCASA and the extraordinary line of Jalancina mermeladas was born. If you look at the jar you will see the little Valencian girl whom Carlos named "Jalancina" -- a lady from Jalance, which is where the first kitchen continues to produce these exquisite preserves.