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What makes jelly cloudy?

One or more of the following may cause cloudy jelly:


  • pouring jelly mixture into jars too slowly
  • allowing jelly mixture to stand before pouring
  • juice was not properly strained and contained pulp
  • jelly set too fast as a result of using green fruit which is very high in pectin - if jelly sets too fast, air bubbles are trapped in it, giving a cloudy appearance. With a slow setting jelly, air bubbles are allowed to rise resulting in improved clarity. 



Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009



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