What is Orange Jam?
Orange jam usually known as orange marmalade is a citrus preserve made from small pieces of orange and orange peel. The oranges are cooked in water with sugar and additives. The heat thickens the sugars and creates a candied orange spread, called marmalade. The color is orange and translucent. The flavor is sweet, bright and tart. Orange Marmalade goes well on toast and can be used as a spread on many baked goods.
What does Orange Jam 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.
...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.
...There are many varieties of the oranges, with subcategories for each. Oranges are round and vary from the size of a small plum to a shrunken grapefruit. The orange colored rind has a sheen to it. Small clementines have a smooth rind, while navel oranges have a tiny indents and bumps. The thick rind is removed before eating and the flesh inside is pulpy, juicy and orange colored. Blood oranges have a dark red flesh. A thin skin sections the orange into individual pieces and offers a fibrous texture, in contrast to the easy-to-chew flesh. Oranges taste sweet and a little tart.
...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.