Every year the members of the Swedish Jam Making Society transform seasonal fruit and berries into jars of Real Jam / Äkta Sylt. All the carefully selected and picked raw materials are prepared by hand and cooked in small batches of no more than 3 or 4 kilos in copper preserving pans. They use no chemical additives to enhance consistency or shelf-life. We say “No” to added pectin or citric acid as preserving agents. We say “Yes” to combining natural and creative tastes – it's pure craftsmanship.

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A great deal of craftsmanship goes into the making of a jar of our jam. This and a wealth of experience makes each jam unique. A passion for perfection provides the energy and joy to make the jam.   Learn more about the maker of your jam by reading the label on your favourite jar. Read more



If you want to make jam you need to use sugar to preserve fruit and berries. There are rules for making pure jams; Äkta Sylt is made only from selected raw materials and sugar. Making jam is a skill requiring experience and training. Äkta Sylt must be made in small batches in copper preserving pans in the shortest possible cooking time to maintain the colour and flavour of the raw materials.
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Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. We are only too pleased to share our knowledge and explain why we have chosen to make jam the way we do.

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