This is a South African classic. We have used one of the old heritage watermelon varieties, Makataan (Citrullus lanatus), an edible wild melon that is indigenous to the Southern African region. They have been cultivated in Southern Africa since pre-colonial times by the Khoe in their search for water-containing foods. This sweet preserve is with chunks of crunchy, fragrant, melon in a ginger syrup, with just a hint of sour to cut through the spicy sweetness.
At Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School we produce two different watermelon konfyts:
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