Do Jams Have Seeds? (EXPLAINED)

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Are you wondering, does jam have seeds? If you are, keep reading, and we will spread some light on the subject for you.

Question of the day: Do jams have seeds?

Short Answer: Yes, some jams do contain seeds.

It is very common to find seeds in certain types of jam. Blackberry and raspberry jams are notorious for being seedy. This is because you use the entire fruit for making jam.

If you want to minimize the number of seeds in your jam, it isn’t difficult to remove them. Simmer your fruit until it softens, and then force it through a fine sieve. The soft pulp and skin will pass through the holes, and the strainer will trap the seeds.

Be sure you save the water you simmered the fruit in and use it when you start making your jam. You don’t want to lose the flavor the fruit released into it.

What Is the Difference Between Jam, Jelly, And Preserves?

The difference between jam, jelly, and preserves is in the cooking method used to make them and the amount of fruit they contain.

Jelly– Jelly is made by cooking down fruit juice with sugar and pectin or other gelling agents till it reaches a firm gelatin-like consistency. Jelly is the smoothest and most spreadable type of fruit spread but least nutritious. Being made from juice alone, jellies contain no seeds.

Jam– You make jam by cooking crushed fruits with sugar and pectin. The pectin can come naturally from the fruit, or you can add extra. In most cases, people cook the fruit until it is almost a pureed consistency before thickening it. Jams are slightly thinner than jellies and have more texture and flavor but are not lumpy like preserves. Jams often contain seeds, especially when made from berries.

Preserves– Preserves are created by cooking down whole fruits till soft and thickened. Usually, people add no pectin beyond what comes naturally in the fruit, and many times, no additional sweeteners. Preserves are lumpy with chunks of fruit and often very seedy.

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