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Pectin - where to purchase?

  • 14-07-2013 3:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 8,720 ✭✭✭

    Hi. Anybody know where to buy pectin (for jam making) in Dublin? Did an online search in the bigger shops but no luck so far. Thanks.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,918 ✭✭✭BailMeOut

    'Jam Sugar' or "Gelling Sugar" is what most people use and that is easy to come by.

    I am pretty sure you can also use gelatin which is easy to find but your jam will not be vegetarian if you do this.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,111 ✭✭✭lucylu

    Apparently if you use Pectin sugar, the jam does not keep as long.
    Lemon Juice or red currant juice will increase pectin levels.

  • Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 28,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭oscarBravo

    I made a bunch of cherry jam this last week with ordinary sugar and lemon juice. Boil to 110°C and pour into sterilised jars, and you're done.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 2,281 Mod ✭✭✭✭angeldaisy

    Try a health food store, they often stock it

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  • Registered Users Posts: 940 ✭✭✭Tabitharose

    I've been looking for it myself the last few weeks, after I tried 3 different Tesco, a sales person finally told me they don't stock it any more - she wasn't sure why.

    I got a bottle in Dunnes in Cornelscourt finally - it was the last bottle, but the sales person told me there was more due in.

    Holland & Barrett (in Nutgrove anyways) don't stock it, but Nourish in Nutgrove offered to order it in for me - really didn't think it'd be something so difficult to find.

    On a separate note - jam sugar's down to €1.50 in Dunnes - not sure how long for - did you make your jam yet? this is my first year making it (with mixed results)

  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭frisket

    Got some for my marmalade last year in Dunnes (Bishopstown) but now they claim they can't get it, same for SuoerValu and Tesco. But I just got some in Quay Co-Op (Cork &.Ballincollig) where they have plenty on the shelves, so once again the supermarkets are simply not trying hard enough.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,194 ✭✭✭Gloomtastic!

    Zombie thread. Closed.

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