If you read my recent article in Cincy Chic featuring the new Marble Hill Provisions, you might be interested in learning more about Jelly, Jam, Marmalade, relish; What’s the difference? Here is some insight I found when researching the topic.
“It Must Be Jelly (‘Cause Jam Don’t Shake Like That)” was a big hit for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. But there’s a more scientific way to tell the difference between jams, jellies, marmalades and relish, and the difference is largely one of consistency and product. From the nibble.com
|Jam: Jam is made from crushed or chopped fruit cooked with sugar, and often pectin and lemon juice. Jam can be a purée of fruit or have a soft pulp, but it does not
Jelly: Jelly is simply sweetened and jelled fruit juice, a clear, bright product. It is generally made by cooking fruit juice and sugar with pectin as a jelling agent and lemon juice as an acid, to maintain a consistent texture. Jelly is firm and will hold its shape (it “shakes”). Generally, jelly contains no pieces of fruit, although specialty jellies, like pepper jelly, may include pieces of jalapeño or other chile pepper. A good wine jelly is made with a concentration of real wine; the better the wine and the more wine in the jelly, the better the wine jelly. A top wine jelly will taste like a glass of wine in jelly form.
Marmalade: Marmalade is a soft jelly, often citrus-based, that includes the flesh and often the peel of the fruit suspended throughout the jelly base. The sweetness of the jelly is offset by the bitterness of the peel offsets. Some products that are called marmalade—onion and tomato marmalades, for example—are actually misnamed jams and preserves.
Relish: A relish is a condiment made with chopped fruits or vegetables and a sauce. Typically, relishes are pickled, which allows them to be stored for extended periods of time for year round use. (www.wisegeek.com)
Now you know! To try the new, delicious creations of Marble Hill Provisions, you can purchase them at these fine locations:
Bill Sands was featured on Fox 19 Morning Show with Rob Williams & Sheila Gray. Sands gives us a lesson on pickling.