Our Taiwanese fruit preserves are just that—Taiwanese fruit and not much else. They’re so fresh, we almost wouldn’t call them jam; they're closer to a fruit sauce than to jelly. They feature large chunks of fruit, are lower in sugar than conventional versions, and are prepared in micro-batches to ensure the gentlest of processing.
We work with Dolly and Chin, jam makers in Taipei, who make these by hand in small quantities (we’re talking stockpot size) to preserve the nuances and aroma of the fresh fruit.
This Mulberry Jam tastes as close to freshly crushed mulberries as you can get: tart, sweet, and almost blackberry-like. This preserve retains the texture of the entire fruit, complete with juicy flesh and crunchy seeds. Mulberries may not get as much attention as mangoes or guavas, but in Taiwan, they grow easily—and are found everywhere. Taiwan even has its own varietal of mulberry, from which this jam is made.
Our jam maker shines a spotlight on the singular beauty of the mulberry, which makes for a gem of a preserve. If you hold it up to the sun, the dark colors of the jam reveal a spectrum of jewel-toned reds and purples glistening under the light.
About Our Jams
The jams we offer are a bit different than conventional spreads, which are typically firmly set and may use pectin as a gelling agent to achieve that uniform consistency. Ours are somewhere between juice and jam, between compote and preserve. No gelling agents are used, other than the pectin present in the fruits themselves, and the texture is much closer to fruit than jelly. And they are all-natural too: only fruit, lemon juice, and sugar are used in their preparation. The result is juicy and pulpy, heady with flavor and fragrance. But also lighter and less sweet than a regular jam.
We feel these jams capture the essence of Taiwanese fruits. They’re a perfect topping for toasts, biscuits, yogurt, oatmeal, and ice cream. Add them to baked goods, smoothies, cocktails, cakes, or even savory dressings and sauces—anything that needs a delicate note of fruit.
Tasting Notes and Usage
Deeply sweet with a slight sour pucker, like crushing fresh mulberries between your fingers and eating them
Our jams are not as sweet as conventional jams in the US, so don't be shy with the amount you use, especially when mixing into yogurt or drizzling on ice cream.
Spread it over a toasted slice of rustic bread, bake it into a thumbprint cookie, or stir it into seltzer with fresh lime juice. Or, make a mulberry sauce to drizzle over sous vide chicken.
Ingredients and Instructions
Mulberry, lemon juice, sugar
No artificial preservatives.
Best before printed date.
Chill before using. Refrigerate after opening. Best consumed within one month of opening. You won't have any trouble achieving this.
Specifications and DimensionsDimensions:
2.75" D x 3.75" HNet Weight:
280 g / 9.9 oz