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.
Irwin Mangoes are the mango variety of choice in Taiwan, as featured in the namesake dessert, Mango Shaved Ice 芒果冰. This Irwin Mango Jam is one of the next best things to eating the fresh version of the fruit (the other is our Dried Irwin Mango, ha). Made with fresh Irwin mangoes, lemon juice, and sugar, this jam exudes a pure, pronounced mango sweetness, as well as the pulpy texture of the fruit itself.
The mangoes are sourced from Pingtung, a coastal county in southern Taiwan. The area’s marine biome imparts a more complex flavor to the mangoes grown there—and the terroir is reflected in the jam.
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
Sweet, juicy mango that will remind you of sinking your teeth into a fresh Irwin mango at a wet market in Taiwan
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.
Layer it on top of a panna cotta, stir it into oatmeal, glaze a vanilla pound cake, or spread it over fluffy milk toast. Try it in savory applications, too—our jam maker recommends it paired with shrimp.
Ingredients and Instructions
Irwin mango, 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.
About Yun Hai Selection
Yun Hai Selection is the house brand of Yun Hai Taiwanese Pantry.
Specifications and DimensionsDimensions:
2.75" D x 3.75" HNet Weight:
280 g / 9.9 oz