What is Certo

What is Certo ?

Certo has helped generations of jam makers to achieve great tasting jams, jellies and marmalades, time after time.

Certo is made from the skins of pressed apples or citrus fruit, natural sources of pectin. Pectin is a soluble fibre that works as a natural gelling agent.

Certo is the only liquid form of pectin and helps jam makers achieve dependable results every time. Using Certo helps achieve a consistent set.

With Certo jam making requires less boiling, resulting in a jam that retains the maximum flavour and colour.

Certo is quite simply tried and trusted to deliver great jams every time!

Why add pectin to your recipe ?

  • Pectin is nature’s very own gelling agent

  • Many popular fruits are low in pectin

  • Adding pectin helps ensure that your jam sets

  • Extra confidence for novice jam-makers !

Why use Certo ?

  • Certo is a tried and trusted brand, used for generations

  • Certo is the only easy-to-use liquid form of pectin

  • Certo means less boiling

  • Certo retains vibrant fruit flavours and colours

  • Certo simply helps you make great jams and marmalades!

The information below provides a guide to the pectin content of fruits commonly used in home jam making. If you are using fruits with low or moderate pectin content, Certo will help you achieve great jam.

High Pectin Content

Apples (Cooking); Blackcurrants; Damsons; Gooseberries; Lemons/Limes; Seville Oranges; Plums (sour); Redcurrants

Moderate Pectin Content

Apples (Dessert); Apricots; Blackberries (early); Blueberries; Cherries (sour); Loganberries; Plums (sweet); Raspberries

Low Pectin Content

Blackberries (late); Figs; Cherries (sweet); Elderberries; Peaches; Pears; Rhubarb; Strawberries


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