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Menkur Tarım picks and processes high quality chestnut and cherry

Established in 1996, our company carries out production with an institutionalized management concept and state-of-the-art machinery in its new plant to which it moved in 2002. Our company occupies a leading position in its sector with its increased product range and quality. Menkur Tarım further possesses 2 cold stores covering an area of 110-200 square meters over an area of 1000 square meters as well as a fully automated packing machine which it has recently included into its machine pool.

With our seasonal and full-time employees, we have been serving this sector for many years. We export approximately 80% of our production. Adopting customer satisfaction and supply of high quality products as its object, our company holds a reliable reputation abroad as well.

OUR SERVICE POLICY

We have adopted as our object to introduce our quality products into new markets through our increased capacity and the technology we have developed. Our corporate mission is briefly high quality products, professional service and timely delivery.

Having been serving as a leading company in the sector for many years, our company may export products to any kinds of markets with its increased capacity.

We, Menkur Tarım, primarily aim at, among other things, maintaining our leadership in the sector and make a world-wide progress under the Menkur Tarım brandname. Having a reliable reputation both in the domestic and international markets, our company will keep providing service with its high quality products.

Chestnut

Appearing in the autumn season, chestnut is fondly consumed by cooking on embers, boiling, candying, in flour form, in cakes and as garnishing in some specialties. A good, quality chestnut is usually 2,5 cm in width and 15-20 g in weight. However, the variety called small chestnut has a size and weight smaller than this.

In our country, fresh chestnut is grown in a quality and grafted form in Ödemiş, Nazilli, Kiraz, Bozdağ and Beydağ regions. Although varied in variety, marron is the variety which is most suitable for exports. Chestnuts are sorted out by their number per kilogram such as 4045 the

largest size, 50-55, 60-65, 70-75, 80-85, 90-95 and +100 in calibrating machines, then rubbed clean and selected and processed. Processed in Big Bags, jute bags and nets, chestnuts are packed and exported in packages of 1 kg to 1000 kg.

The nutritional values contained by 100 gr. of chestnut are as follows:
194 calorie: 2,9 gr. protein; 42,1 gr. carbohydrate: 0 cholesterol; 1,5 gr. fat; 1 gr. fibre; 88 mgr. phosphor: 27 mgr. calcium; 1,7 mgr. iron: 6 mgr. sodium; 454 mgr. potassium: 0,22 mgr. B1 vitamin; 0,22 mgr. B2 vitamin and 0,6 mgr. B3 vitamin.

Cherry

Cherry, the herald of spring, has an effect of lowering cholesterol and blood glucose and enhancing the heart health. It is stated that cherry protects the heart health with its intense content of anti-oxidant. Cherry contains the compound named ellagic acid in high quantities. Ellagic acid neutralizes the synthetic and natural carcinogens and prevents them to harm the healthy cells and transform them into cancerous cells.

Cherry, which has a natural taste and flavour, contains an intense level of fruit sugar. 100 gr. of it is approximately 40 calories. Since laevulose, the fruit sugar that it contains, can be digested easily, the diabetics as well can consume cherry together with nutriments that are sources of proteins. It contains vitamins B1, B2, B5, magnesium and calcium. It supports the harmful substances in blood to be thrown out. It helps to reduce the burden that has formed in the liver due to excessive drug consumption and nicotine to be thrown out of the body.

Cherry, which contains carotene, an important source of vitamin A, helps to prevent the problems with eyes. In 20 pieces of cherries, there is 12 to 25 mg. of anthocyanin, which is ten times more effective than a piece of aspirin.

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