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JAM OR FRUIT SPREAD?

“The old French tradition of double boiling at a slow simmer preserves the integrity of the fruit in taste, aroma and vapour.”

There aren’t too many places to hide when you’re making a sugar-free jam or fruit spread so it’s imperative that the fruits used be at their prime and of the highest quality. Before we can even get into the making of fruity spreads to put on your toast that don’t have cane sugar added, we need to be clear about our terms.

CAN “JAM” BE SUGAR FREE?

First up, let’s clarify what constitutes a jam or a fruit spread. Australian regulations tell us that for a conserved fruit product to be classified and sold as jam it must contain cane sugar. So any preserved fruit product that doesn’t contain cane sugar must be labelled and sold as a fruit spread in Australia.

CEO of St Dalfour Australia, Sheldon Ross, believes this is actually very confusing

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