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Overcoming the Challenges of Strawberry Jam

A Popular and Sweet Fruit Flavor

Eating ripe strawberries from the Pacific Northwest is an unforgettable experience. A perfect combination of sweetness, acidity, and fruit flavor all harmonize together into one uniform taste. Among all jams and preserves, strawberry is one the most popular fruit flavors.

While strawberries taste remarkably fresh, don't stay fresh for long. Due to short shelf life of strawberries, it is important to find ways to maintain the ripeness of this delicious fruit flavor.

Maury Island Farm creates its strawberry preserves with this in mind. With pieces of strawberries inside the jar, the jam can stay fresher for longer while also giving a deliciously sweet strawberry taste. Other fruit may not be large enough to create an effective preserve, but the large size of a strawberry makes it an ideal choice.

Pacific Northwest strawberries are paired with lemon juice and fruit pectin to create the finished product. The lemon adds a citrus flavor to the preserve, and the pectin causes the preserve to hold together more, making it easier to spread. Cane sugar is then added in small amounts, just enough to sweeten the preserve while maintaining the original strawberry flavor.

For those more interested in a strawberry jam, Maury Island Farm has a trick up its sleeve. Paired with rhubarb, strawberry jam escapes the issues of a short shelf-life and gives a unique strawberry-rhubarb flavor. The tartness of the rhubarb balances out the sweetness of the strawberries to deliver a pleasantly fruity taste.

Expect the highest quality strawberry-rhubarb jam and strawberry preserves from Maury Island Farm. In each jar, a premium flavor is created from freshly picked berries from the Pacific Northwest. Out of eight different flavors of jam and preserves, strawberries are featured in two, reflecting their popularity and Maury Island’s confidence in its strawberry flavor.

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