Agriculture Ministry: Jordan imports Jameed to meet local needs


Published: 2019-07-18 15:12

Last Updated: 2021-07-28 18:52


The Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture confirmed on Thursday, July 18, 2019, that the liquid Jameed is a locally protected agricultural product, that is usually produced in Jordan and is not imported from other countries during the local production season.

"About 350 tons of Jameed are locally produced per year, while the local market consumes about 3,000 tons per year, which called on the Ministry to allow the importation of Jameed, ten years ago, to provide Jameed for all consumers," the Ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry also stated that Jordan imports Jameed from various countries and not from a certain country and under conditions and examination that ensure healthy food for citizens.

The Ministry's policy of importation is subject to a pre-examination of the market needs, where a specific quantity is usually imported.

Jameed is a Beduin-Jordanian food consisting of hard dry yogurt made from ewe or goat's milk. Jameed is the primary ingredient used to make Mansaf, the national dish of Jordan.

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