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Place of originTurkey
Region or stateMersin
Main ingredientsCarrots, nuts or pistachios, coconut

Cezerye is a semi-gelatinous traditional Turkish dessert made from caramelised carrots, shredded coconut, and roasted walnuts, hazelnuts, or pistachios.[1][2] Cut into matchbox-sized rectangular chips and served on special occasions, it is commonly believed to be an aphrodisiac in its native eastern Mediterranean Turkish province of Mersin.

While variations on the treat exist which replace the carrot with fig or date purée, the name is nonetheless derived from the word "cazriyya," which is Arabic for "with carrot".[3]

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  1. ^ Akkor, M. Ömür (2014). Healthy Desserts: with Natural Sweeteners. Blue Dome Press. p. pt31. ISBN 978-1-935295-64-8.
  2. ^ Planet, L.; Bainbridge, J.; Atkinson, B.; Butler, S.; Fallon, S.; Gourlay, W.; Lee, J.; Maxwell, V. (2015). Lonely Planet Turkey. Travel Guide. Lonely Planet Publications. p. pt952. ISBN 978-1-74360-531-8. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Cezerye - Kelime Etimolojisi, Kelimesinin Kökeni". www.etimolojiturkce.com. Retrieved 2019-03-01.