Charoset, an integral part of the Passover Seder, a combination of fruit, nuts, spices, and wine of religious significance in the Jewish faith.
What is Charoset?
It's paste-like mixture of fruit, nuts and spices although recipes can vary depending on the family. Key ingredients are apple, walnut, brown sugar, sweet red wine and cinnamon, raisins.
Charoset as a symbolic food
Finally, charoset is a combination of chopped apples, walnuts, cinnamon and sweet wine, which is meant to be reminiscent of the mortar that the Jews were forced to use when building as slaves in Egypt—slave labor was responsible for the building of the pyramids.
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