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I am looking for information on Autumn Olives. Can jelly be made with the berry?


There is a good reference on Autumn Olives on the Internet (http://www.ibiblio.org/pfaf/cgi-bin/arr_html?Elaeagnus+umbellata). This document says that they are edible and make jams and jellies. Some people have even suggested that Autumn Olives may cure cancer (they contain lycopene).
 

To make jelly, you would have to juice them. If the information is correct that they contain about 8% sugar, you would need to experiment with how much cooking you need to get the correct flavor and how much added sugar you need. You might begin by using a good recipe for apple jelly (see http://foodsafety.cas.psu.edu/Presqueryform.htm) for a good source of home food processing information.)
 

 

 

Source: Douglas Holt, Ph.D., Chair of Food Science Program & State Extension Specialist for Food Safety, University of Missouri-Columbia
 

 

 

 

 

 

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