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Store Home-Canned Jams and Jellies

By October 29, 2021 No Comments

For best quality, it is recommended that you store home-canned jams and jellies for no more than a year.

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Question:

How long can I keep my homemade jams and jellies on the shelf?

Answer:

All homemade jams and jellies should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place, between 50-70°F. Overextended periods of time, however, changes in color, flavor, texture and nutrient content of home-canned jams and jellies are inevitable. 

A typical full-sugar fruit jam or jelly should be safe to eat if the jar seal remains intact and the product shows no visible signs of spoilage from molds or yeasts.  

It is always a good practice to carefully examine all home-canned jars of food for signs of spoilage prior to opening and eating. If there is any mold on a jar of jam or jelly or signs of other spoilage, discard the entire contents of the jar or container. 

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