What is Grape Jelly?
A preserve made with Concord grape juice, sweetened and boiled until it jells. Grape Jelly is a rich purple, with a smooth, thick texture and a bold fruity taste.
What does Grape Jelly Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Grape juice is made from the juice of green and red grapes. Concord grapes are a common variety used for juice production. The color of the grape affects the color of the juice and a red grape will produce purple juice, while a green or white grape will produce a translucent yellow beverage. The juice is thin and tastes sweet. Red grape juice has greater depth of flavor than white or green grape juice. Both are a popular juice, especially for children.
...Corn syrup is made from the starch of corn and is a high glucose product. There are different kinds of corn syrup, high fructose, light and dark. The syrup is viscous and sticky from the sugar content. The flavor is sweet and is used in many food products in America. It is also used in baked goods to improve the texture and add volume. Corn syrup is made to be added to food and not eaten as is.
...Sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beets. The sugar is extracted from the juice of both plants and refined into the granulated substance known as sugar. Sucrose, the sweet substance of sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose. White sugar is composed of tiny white, dry granules. The flavor is sweet and neutral. Brown sugar is brown and has more moisture, with a richer flavor that hints at molasses. Sugar is used in both sweet and savory foods.
...Additives are added to food items in small quantities to improve the flavor, change the texture, enhance appearance, or preserve the item. Additives are both natural and artificial. Natural additives have been used for a long time, while many artificial ones were discovered in the 19th century. There are numerous artificial additives including soy lecithin, guar gum, ascorbic acid and sodium nitrite.