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Looking for Pomona's (sugar-free) pectin?

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mokaccuino Sep 22, 2007 10:45 AM

I am trying to make a strawberry jam that requires less sugar, and I was suggested to use Pomona's pectin. However, I am having trouble locating this (neither Noah's or Whole Foods carries it.) Would anyone know where I could find this in the GTA, preferably downtown if possible?

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    beach_cook Aug 29, 2011 04:02 PM

    Have jammed for 40+ years, never seen the brand in Canada, could import if you really need. Suggest using Certo Light (Certo liquid uses highest proportion of sugar:fruit, next is Certo crystals regular, least Certo Light crystals). Bernardin has a l"no sugar needed" version with recipes using reduced proportions of sugar, the smallest of which would certainly produce softer set, or with non-sugar sweeteners. Good luck!

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      wontonfm Aug 31, 2011 04:52 AM

      You can DEFINITELY get it at Whole Foods (Yorkville) and I think I've seen it at Noah's but I would call first.

      WON
      http://whatsonmyplate.net

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      rat under paper Sep 22, 2007 09:23 PM

      I bought mine this summer from Whole Foods (in HazeltonLanes)- it's in the section near cocoa, salts and sugars. Ambrosia (north of Steeles) also carries it.

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      1. re: rat under paper
        MyHealthAbility Aug 19, 2011 09:49 AM

        You can buy online from the Canadian distributor and keeps a long time if kept in a glass jar. www.harvest-plus.com It is featured in a lot of the recipes from "Put'Em Up! by Sherri Brooks Vinton which I bought based on the modern recipes and its guide to drying and freezing as well. You only need a tsp or tablespoon for most recipes. Here is a description of Pomona Pectin from an american distributor.
        http://www.canningpantry.com/pounpe1l...
        I would like to hear from people who may have used it before and what their results were with various sweeteners.

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