- Gelling sugar
Gelling sugar or jam sugar is a kind of
sugar, which is used to produce preserves and which contains pectinas a gelling agent. It also usually contains citric acidas a preservative, sometimes along with other substances, such as sorbic acidor sodium benzoate
Gelling sugar normally comes in three different varieties, labeled 1:1, 2:1 and 3:1, where the first number indicates the amount of fruit to be used in relation to the sugar. The higher the concentration of fruit is chosen, the more fruity and the less sweet the resulting taste will be. Gelling sugar 3:1 should be used with fully ripe and sweet fruits.
Gelling sugar can not be stored as long as normal sugar, because of its content in pectin.
Gelling sugar is different from
preserving sugar, which does not contain pectinand is just sugar with larger crystals to avoid scum.
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