What is Marmalade?

Marmalade is a semi-translucent preserve made from fruit and sugar, similar to jam except it contains one or more citrus fruits. Marmalade has a smooth, texture and regular consistency – and may contain citrus peel. Marmalade is created by a carefully measured ratio of citrus fruit (and perhaps other fruits), water and sugar. The quantity of sugar used varies according with the fruit quantity and flavour.
Marmalade can be sweet or sour, and can be mild to hot. You can adjust spices and flavourings to create beautiful jars of marmalade for your family.
Marmalade is made similarly to jam, in that whole fruit and sugar are heated together but because citrus contains a high quantity of natural pectin, marmalade does not require commercial pectin – it can also be made low-sugar or sugar-free by using low/no-sugar pectin. It is made in a similar process to jam, except the fruit includes citrus and the rind is initially cooked separately to remove any bitterness. Follow recipes carefully to ensure success.
From spreading on toast and cakes, to using a meat glaze, we have lots of tips for using marmalade to create something special for your family!

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