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What causes weeping jelly?

Weeping jelly (syneresis) may be caused by too much acid, a storage place that was too warm, a storage temperature that fluctuated, or layer of paraffin that was too thick.


Note: Sweet spreads should not be sealed with paraffin because of the potential for mold growth. Seal them with two-piece, self-sealing lids and process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water canner below 1,000 feet and ten minutes if you live above 1,000 feet.  


Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia





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