Grape molasses (also known as petimezi in Greece or pekmez in Turkey) is an ancient food made with reduced grape must that is thought to be one of the first sweeteners before cane sugar and honey were introduced in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.
This sweet viscous liquid product is rich in energy, calcium and iron. Its properties include antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and B, and minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium.
Grape molasses is a fascinating food. It is a sweet-tasting molasses; a natural sweetener made from the fresh grapes harvested in the fall. It was used exclusively in Lebanese villages before the widespread availability of refined white sugar.