Going through the shopping aisles and don’t know whether to pick jam or marmalade? Don’t worry, it’s easy. But first the similarities- Both are form of jellies, both are made from real fruit, both have added sugars and both (more or less) look and taste the same!

Now the differences- Jams are cooked with fruit pulp, sugar and pectin to form a thick mixture. Pectin is a plant fibre added to derive the most juice out of jams and mixtures without cooking for a longer time.


Marmalades on the other hand don’t have added pectins. Also, marmalades are mostly made out of Citrus fruits, while jams can be made from different kinds of fruits.

For example- Marmalade made from bitter Seville oranges. The name of Marmalade originates from the Portuguese Marmelos, which is a quince paste similar in texture to an orange spread.