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Hey @Food52Hotline! What's the difference between jam, preserve, and marmalade? Thanks!

asked by @nella22 over 3 years ago
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Monita

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added over 3 years ago

Jam and preserve are the same. Marmalade is a preserve containing fruit rind

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added over 3 years ago

Don't really think there is to much of a difference besides the kind of fruit used... Now jellies use pectin

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added over 3 years ago

Don't really think there is to much of a difference besides the kind of fruit used... Now jellies use pectin

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added over 3 years ago

Technecially, preserves have lower brix (less solids) then jams, but by only a couple of degrees. Large jam manufacturers save money by producing preserves, since they do not have to cook as long to reduce the moisture.

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added over 3 years ago

I often think of preserves as being a little more rustic (more fruit solids, sometimes seeds). Marmalade, as far as I know, is restricted to citrus and contains the rinds. To make matters even more complex, there are also conserves, which may contain fresh and dried fruits as well as nuts.