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What to add to strawberry jam to make it a deep red color: a very simple ingredient

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Strawberry jam of deep red color. Source: Pexels

Seasonal strawberries make delicious and sweet jams. But when boiled, the bright and juicy berry often turns brown, which is not very attractive. This can be avoided by using one simple ingredient.

The idea of making strawberry jam of a deep red color was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Lily with the nickname lily.a.cup.of.tea. To preserve the bright color of the strawberries, you will need a lemon.

What to add to strawberry jam to make it a deep red color: a very simple ingredient

Ingredients:

  • strawberries - 1 kg
  • sugar - 600 g
  • juice of half a lemon

Method of preparation:

What to add to strawberry jam to make it a deep red color: a very simple ingredient

1. Wash the berries.

2. Put them in a saucepan.

What to add to strawberry jam to make it a deep red color: a very simple ingredient

3. Cover with sugar.

4. Leave for a few hours to let the juice flow.

What to add to strawberry jam to make it a deep red color: a very simple ingredient

5. Sterilize the jars with lids.

6. Cook the jam for 20 minutes.

What to add to strawberry jam to make it a deep red color: a very simple ingredient

7. Add lemon juice to preserve the color.

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