The home-made jam expiration date mystery
September 23, 2009 5:45 AM Subscribe
I could sell some very small-scale home-made jam. How can I know what will be the expiration date be ?
posted by Baud to Food & Drink (6 answers total)
Since I discovered that jam is not exactly the most complicated recipe out there (one part fruit, one part sugar) I started doing some for my own usage.
Through a sell-your-garden-stuff website about to open I could sell some of my production to people in my area.
It looks like the jams sold in supermarket have an expiration date set two years after they are manufactured.
How can I know what in the cooking process will decide when the expiration date of my home-made jame will be ?
Right now I'm applying boiling water to the pots before putting the jam in it. I suspect there may be more radical way of ensuring an expiration as far away as possible.
standard disclaimer : english is not my mother tongue.