How long does Smucker’s jelly last?

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “how long does Smucker’s jelly last” with an in-depth analysis of the shelf life of Smucker’s jelly. Moreover, we are going to discuss the difference between jelly, jam, and marmalade along with the ways to spot a bad jelly.

So without much ado, let’s dive in and figure out more about it.

How long does Smucker’s jelly last?

Unopened Smucker’s jelly lasts for about 24 months when stored in the fridge at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. But it is recommended that once opened you should use it within a year to enjoy its peak flavor and quality. As it contains fruit juice in its composition so there can be a slight degradation in the flavor and the color of the jelly if it is stored for a very long time. Moreover, you should not expose your Smuckers jelly to direct sunlight as the UV radiations from the sun can degrade the quality of your jelly.

Should you refrigerate the Smucker’s jelly?

Yes, it is recommended to refrigerate the Smucker’s jelly to preserve its quality and freshness for a long time.

What are the different flavors of Smucker’s fruit jelly?

There are three flavors of Smucker’s jelly that you can choose from.

  1. Smucker’s pure apple jelly
  2. Smucker’s pure concord grape jelly
  3. Smucker’s pure strawberry jelly

What is the difference between jelly, jam, and marmalade?

Jelly

So when it comes to jellies, they are made from the concentrated fruit juice and the bar for their optimum sweetness level is set at 62%. While on the other hand the jelly with pectin also has to have a sweetness level of 62% and it contains 32% of the fruit juice in its formulation.

Jam

When it comes to the fruit jam, it should have a sweetness level of 66%. Moreover, the fruit content of the jam should be 45%. It is worth mentioning that the jam is a blend of the fruit puree and the fruit. In the case of the pectin fruit jam, the minimum sweetness level is 66% but the fruit content of the pectin fruit jam is 27%. It should be kept in mind that the Smucker’s fruit jam does not have any added preservatives or flavor but the pectin fruit jelly contains added preservatives, color, and flavor.

Marmalade

Marmalade contains some pieces of fruit peel and pulp. The minimum sweetness level for both the simple marmalade and the marmalade with pectin is 65%. In the case of the simple marmalade, no added preservatives or colors are used but the preservatives, color, and flavor are added in the pectin marmalade.

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How long does Smucker’s fruit jam last?

An unopened package of Smucker’s fruit jam lasts for 6-9 months in a cool, dry, and dark corner of your pantry while an opened package of Smucker’s simple fruit lasts for 9 months in the fridge with proper storage techniques and conditions.

How long does Smucker’s sugar-free jam last?

An unopened package of Smucker’s sugar-free jam lasts for 6-9 months in a cool, dry, and dark corner of your pantry while an opened package of Smucker’s sugar-free jam lasts for 9 months in the fridge with proper storage techniques and conditions.

Other FAQs about Jelly which you may be interested in.

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What is the best way to store Smucker’s jelly?

  1. You can store an unopened pack of Smucker’s jelly in a cool, dry, and dark place away from direct sunlight. You can store it in the cool dry part of your pantry or it is even good if you can store it in the refrigerator.
  2. You should always store the opened jar of Smucker’s jelly in the fridge.
  3. You should never open the jelly jar beforehand and should always close the lid immediately after scooping out some jelly. 

How to tell if jelly has gone bad?

There are a few indicators including appearance and smell, that will point towards the fact that the fruit jelly has gone bad.

Appearance

If you see some mold or some yeast growth on your jelly then the best thing you can do is to get rid of it because it is an indication that your jelly has gone bad.

Smell

If you notice some off-smell (sour smell or something that smells like yeast) then it is an indication that your fruit jelly has gone bad and you should discard it.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we answered the question “how long does Smucker’s jelly last” with an in-depth analysis of the shelf life of Smucker’s jelly. Moreover, we discussed the difference between jelly, jam, and marmalade along with the ways to spot a bad jelly.

Citations

https://www.smuckers.ca/Faq

https://www.stilltasty.com/fooditems/index/17293

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Mahnoor Asghar is a Clinical Nutritionist with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She is compassionate and dedicated to playing her part in the well-being of the masses. She wants to play a fruitful role in creating nutrition and health-related awareness among the general public. Additionally, she has a keen eye for detail and loves to create content related to food, nutrition, health, and wellness.