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Old 03-06-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Wink Acids in JAM

Hi there all valuable readers!
I am in a climate where lemons are not available now - and I am making jam.
I know that the citric acid helps extract and then set the pectin.
What other acids can I use????

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Old 03-06-2010, 11:03 PM   #2
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Megajammer, I think you can buy powdered citric acid at any pharmacy. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:30 PM   #3
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If you can get citrick acid you're good. Since you do not have lemons, I don't really know if there is any other subsituds.
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:40 AM   #4
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I just posted this link in another thread. Chapter 7 is on jams and jellies. There may be an answer to your question in there. Hope this helps.

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