We make a great jam! But we can’t call it jam because of the definition of food types in Canada; our ‘jam’ doesn’t have enough sugar content to be called by that name. We have to use the term ‘spread’ because we have more fruit than sugar in our recipe… We sometimes say ‘jam-type spread’.
Our Strawberry jam uses our own strawberries. We use some sugar and pectin (sourced from Germany…this appears to the only credible place that produces pectin, which helps thicken the jam-spread). We also use fumaric acid (which is derived from mushrooms). Your grandma might have added lemon juice or green (unripe) apples to her jam, which helps the jam to thicken too. That’s it! Four ingredients! Its called a ‘clean label’ which translates to a short ingredient list, with recognizable ingredients.
Our Strawberry jam-spread has a sweet and tangy taste, reminiscent of summer strawberries. And, our jam-spread is runny. We like it that way and hope you will too.
Our jam is available at:
- Grunthal Grocery (Main Street, Grunthal, Manitoba)
- Chocolatier Constance Popp (180 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg)
- Old Church Bakery, Steinbach, Manitoba