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The Secret to Low Sugar Jelly & Jam

Posted by VFC Marketing Team on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 @ 03:48 PM

Pomona’s Pectin

For generations, jam and jelly makers have used traditional pectin to get their preserves to jell. Traditional pectin relies on large amounts of sugar to firm up preserves. Pomona’s Universal Pectin, which you'll find in the Co-op, uses a special type of pectin that jells with calcium. Pomona’s allows you to make jams and jellies with less sugar or with alternative sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or stevia. Each box has a detailed instructions that help you re-imagine your favorite jam recipe with less sugar or using alternative sweeteners. If you want further resources, Pomona’s Pectin has a fantastic jam and jelly crafting book (photo above) which we carry in our book section throughout the canning season.

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