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Mesir Macunu Festival
2010 Mesir Macunu Festival in Manisa, Turkey
RegionEurope and North America
Inscription history
Inscription2012 (7th session)

Mesir Macunu (Turkish pronunciation: [mesiɾ̥ maːd͡ʒunʊ]) is a traditional Turkish sweet associated with the city of Manisa. Earlier versions of Mesir macunu were not sweet, but rather spicy in flavor.[1]

Macun is a sweet Turkish confectionery toffee paste that originated from spicy preparations of Mesir macunu.[1][2]

Herbs and spices used

Below is a list of spices and herbs used in making the Mesir Paste, along with their Turkish and Latin names:

Manisa Mesir Macunu

See also


  1. ^ a b "The Turkish sweet tooth". DailySabah. November 24, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Isin, M. (2013). Sherbet and Spice: The Complete Story of Turkish Sweets and Desserts. I. B. Tauris. pp. 86–90. ISBN 978-1-84885-898-5.