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Old 10-17-2015, 02:29 PM   #1
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What are these white lumps in my strawberry jam?

Hello all,I have just made my second ever batch of strawberry jam and it has white pieces in it, can someone please tell me what they are? I used 1kg strawberries washed dried and stalks removed, 750g sugar (half golden granulated sugar and half white granulated) and a tablespoon of lemon juice. The pieces portions of a skin of some kind, very odd and not very appetising.

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Old 10-17-2015, 03:00 PM   #2
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How long ago did you make it? How is it stored?
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:03 PM   #3
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I made it today, the white lumps appeared as it cooled and before I jarred it.
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:08 PM   #4
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Did you skim the white foam off the top that develops during cooking?
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:13 PM   #5
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Just a guess, but it may be the rind that's showing up as white? I have some old stored in the fridge factory made marmalade that all of a sudden has a lot of white specks in it. I think I need to buy new marmalade.
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:14 PM   #6
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Were some of the strawberries not quite ripe? Sometimes underripe berries have white sections.
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:22 PM   #7
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I really think it's the white cooking foam she mixed into the jam.
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Old 10-17-2015, 03:48 PM   #8
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Maybe its the foam then, I skimmed off what i could and added a bit of butter tho. It can't be rind cos used strawberries and they were all nice and ripe. If i squash the white lumps they disappear, does that sound like foam? If so what can i do to get rid of it, maybe boil it all up again and try to skim off all the foam?
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:02 PM   #9
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Could it be little bits of the butter you added?
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:05 PM   #10
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Wouldn't that have dissolved though?
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