Jams and marmalades are both products made from fruit cooked with sugar, but there are some important differences between the two which influence the choice of taste and use in the kitchen.
First, jams are usually made with whole or chopped fruit, while marmalades are made with chopped or pureed fruit. This means that jams have a more consistent texture than marmalades, which are softer and silkier. The
consistency of the jam is perfect to accompany a slice of bread or to be used as a base for the preparation of pies and croissants.
Secondly, jams must contain at least 35% fruit, while marmalades must contain at least 20% fruit. This means that jams are generally richer in fruit than marmalade. This causes the jams
have a more intense and less sweet flavor than marmalades. Finally, jams can be made with a variety of different fruits, while marmalades are traditionally made only with citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and grapefruit. This means that jams offer more personalization than marmalades, as you can choose your favorite or seasonal fruits.
Our jams in particular are “extra” for which the minimum threshold is 45% fruit, you can find them on the shop on the site.