Stores in the pantry for up to 12 months (unopened) and refrigerate after opening.
Scum: During the simmering process for the jam and pectin a scum usually forms on top. For a better end product, carefully scrap the scum from the surface every so often and discard.
Jam not setting: If you find the jam just isn’t setting no matter how long the jam simmers then try adding some more of the rosella pectin seed syrup.
If the jam still doesn’t set, the setting point may have been missed but don’t despair as the rosella syrup can still be used as an ice-cream topping or a beautiful sauce for sweets or even savouries!
Used by date: Jams and other similar preserves usually have a recommended use by date of 12 months; however, depending on storage conditions the shelf life may be reduced or significantly extended. Although not recommended, someone recently opened and consumed one of their home-made strawberry jams, which was over 5 years old and said the jam was as good as the day they had made it!
Upon opening, inspect the product to ensure there is no bacterial or fungal growth, putrid smell, or discolouring as occurred. If finding any signs of spoilage in the preserves, discard the whole jar – when in doubt, chuck it out.