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Question #379 posted on 07/08/2003 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
What's the difference between jam and jelly?
- sandy wich

A: Dear Sandy Wich,
jam, n.
1. a. A conserve of fruit prepared by boiling it with sugar to a pulp.

jelly, n.
1. a. An article of food, consisting chiefly of gelatin, obtained from various animal tissues, as skin, tendons, bones, etc., by boiling and subsequent cooling, having a characteristic soft stiff homogeneous consistence, and usually semitransparent. Also, in later use, a preparation of the juice of fruit, or other vegetable substances, thickened into a similar consistence.

Essentially, jam is the purer form. You gets more fruit thata-way, without that-there ground-bone gunky stuff. Jam is the vegetarian, jelly the meat-lovers' choice. The biggest difference? Jam is just better.
- Ambrosia