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Why do you need lemon juice in jam?
Last Updated: 8th January, 2020
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Also know, what can I use instead of lemon juice in jam?
Lime juice Lime juice is the best substitute for lemon juice, as it can be used as a one-to-one replacement and has a very similar taste and acidity level ( 5 ). In fact, when canning or preserving food, it's the ideal substitute for lemon juice because it has a similar pH level.
Subsequently, question is, can you use bottled lemon juice to make jam? Even high acid lemon varieties can vary in acid level; bottled lemon juice has standarized acidity; that's why canning tomato products calls for bottled lemon juice, while jams can use bottled, fresh or another acid.
Just so, does lemon juice contain pectin?
Lemon juice doesn't actually contain any pectin (or it's very low in pectin), but the acidity works with the sugar to jell the pectin. Lemon peel, pith, membranes and seeds are all high in pectin, though, so if you can find a recipe that uses these -- blueberry marmalade, for example -- you might be in luck.
Do you need to water bath jam?
Whether jellies and jams are safe to eat and how long they will keep depends in part on whether they are sealed correctly. Process jams and jellies in a boiling water bath to prevent mold growth.