Jams and jellies should be refrigerated

Shelf life of jam: you need to know that

Jam is part of a classic breakfast. Preparation and storage play an important role in the shelf life of the fruit spread. You can read everything you need to know in this post.

Information on the shelf life and storage of jam

To ensure that your homemade jam has a long shelf life, always use sterilized jars for storage that can be hermetically sealed.

  • Cold pureed and sugared jam will keep for a maximum of two weeks.
  • If you have boiled the jam with sugar, you can store the spread for up to two years. The more sugar that is used, the longer the jam will last.
  • You don't need to keep cooked jam in the refrigerator. A dark, cool place like the basement is also suitable for storage. However, the refrigerator is the best place for a cold spread. Always store opened glasses in the refrigerator to avoid mold.
  • Incidentally, if your jam has at least 50 percent sugar, it is sufficient to generously remove the mold. If the sugar content is lower, however, you should no longer eat the spread. The mold may have spread out here invisibly.
  • If you have bought jam, pay attention to the best-before date. But even if the date has passed does not necessarily mean that you can no longer consume the spread. If the sugar content is high, jam will last longer.
  • Good to know: Homemade jam often turns brown or gray over time due to the influence of light. Nevertheless, the spread is still edible without loss of taste and health concerns.

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