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Jelly/Jam

What is the difference between jelly and jam? Nobody I know knows.

 
Kimkh

Asked by Kimkh at 2:02 PM on May. 30, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • why would the first answer get a thumbs down it was an honest answer
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • Jelly, jam and preserves are all made from fruit mixed with sugar and pectin. The difference between them comes in the form that the fruit takes.

    * In jelly, the fruit comes in the form of fruit juice.
    * In jam, the fruit comes in the form of fruit pulp or crushed fruit (and is less stiff than jelly as a result).
    * In preserves, the fruit comes in the form of chunks in a syrup or a jam.

    Pectin is an indigestible carbohydrate (fiber). It is found in the cell walls of most fruit. When heated with sugar in water, it gels, giving jam, jelly and preserves their thickness.
    http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/question84.htm
    Octobersmom

    Answer by Octobersmom at 2:18 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • im not 100 % poistive but jam has pieces of real fruit in it and i think jelly is just flavoring
    mommie_of02

    Answer by mommie_of02 at 2:04 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • I seriously don't know
    SamJ321

    Answer by SamJ321 at 2:05 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • the texture makes them different I think, lol Jelly is harder to spread from my experiences

    BlessednHappy

    Answer by BlessednHappy at 4:26 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • Jelly is usually "clear", jam is chunky. I don't make any jelly, I make all kinds of jam. To make jelly, you boil the fruit with water first, then strain out the solids, then add sugar & pectin - to make jam you cook the fruit with sugar & add pectin, no straining involved.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • Jam is made with whole fruit that is cooked down to release the pectin. Jelly is made with fruit juice that pectin is added to. While many canner's of today use pectin in jam, it is not traditional. Preserves use the whole fruit without breaking it up, and marmalade uses the zest and pulp, and the juice, however not the whole fruit. The whole fruit would result in a bitter product.

    Or more to the point:

    Jelly is made from fruit juice
    Jam is made from pureed fruit
    Preserves are made from whole fruit
    Spreads are made from whole fruit and/or pureed fruit
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:10 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • Jelly, jam and preserves are all made from fruit mixed with sugar and pectin. The difference between them comes in the form that the fruit takes.

    In jelly, the fruit comes in the form of fruit juice.
    In jam, the fruit comes in the form of fruit pulp or crushed fruit (and is less stiff than jelly as a result).
    In preserves, the fruit comes in the form of chunks in a syrup or a jam.

    Pectin is an indigestible carbohydrate (fiber). It is found in the cell walls of most fruit. When heated with sugar in water, it gels, giving jam, jelly and preserves their thickness.
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:10 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • Jam and jelly are two different types of fruit preserves, and the difference between jam and jelly is actually quite significant in terms of flavor, texture, and nutritional value. In addition to jellies and jams, it is also possible to see a range of other types of fruit preserves, including confit, fruit butter, conserves, marmalade, and fruit curds. Both jam and jelly have been made for centuries, and they appear to be native to Europe.

    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:12 AM on May. 31, 2011

  • The primary difference between jam and jelly involves the contents. Jam is made from whole fruit, meaning every edible part of the fruit is involved, while jelly is made from fruit juices. Jam is a thick, chunky spread, while jelly is a thinner, more evenly-textured spread. Jams may include things like seeds and pieces of fruit skin which create a very distinctive texture, setting them apart from jellies. Because jam includes whole fruit, it tends to have more of the vitamins and minerals found in the parent fruit, and it is also usually only made with one type of fruit, whereas jellies may involve a blend of juices

    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:12 AM on May. 31, 2011

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