Product Type: Roses Spread
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Roses Lemon and Lime Marmalade
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Roses Lemon and Lime Marmalade
Advantages: Tasty, Zesty and full of fruit
Disadvantages: Too moreish
Roses Lime cordial was my first introduction to the 'Roses' brand back when I was a kid. It wasn't until many years later that I encountered Roses marmalade whilst sharing a house with friends. After 'borrowing' some I became an avid user of Lemon and Lime marmalade and brought a jar myself (although my rugby playing mates thought I was a pansy for doing so).
Roses Marmalde comes in an attractive, traditional looking jar (mine was 454g) is made from only citrus fruit and has that home made look about it with pictures of cut lemons and limes on the label. The marmalade itself has a distintive and attractive green colour to it with little chunks of Lemon and Limes enbedded within the marmalades jelly like consistency, it's the ideal accompaniment with toast and if you prefer a different citrus flavour Roses also make : Seville orange, Grapefruit, Lime, Lemon in addition to the Lemon and Lime mention here.
**The Story of 'Roses' marmalade**
Roses marmalade is named after Lachlan Rose who first imported lime juice from the West Indies in the 1860s and found a way of preserving it without alcohol. Despite the lack of alcohol it was very popular with sailors at that time because it helped to stop scurvy (Through doing this he effectively invented the worlds first concentrated fruit drink). One of the few things that Humans and other primates have in common with Guinea pigs is that they cannot manufacture their own vitamin C (so I've been told!), it's this absence of Vitamin C that resulted in Scurvy.
It was the Scottish naval physician James Lind (1716-1794) who first established the importance of vitamin C and it's relation to the dreaded 'Scurvy', concluding that "the result of all my experiments was that oranges and lemons were the most effectual remedies for this distemper at sea." As a result of his work, from 1795 it became compulsory for sailors to drink a daily ration of lime juice (hence the origins of the term 'limeys' as used by Americans to describe the British). Roses still make lime cordial, I use to drink gallons of the stuff when I was a child (hence my green skin ). Marmalade was added to the Roses brand a short time later than the lime juice in 1865
Ingredients: Glucose-Fructose Syrup - Lemons 10% - Limes 10% - Sugar - Gelling Agent, Pectin - Citrus Acid - Acidity Regulator - Sodium Citrate's - Copper Complexes of Chlorophyllins, Lutein.
(It's recommend to refrigerate after opening this product and to consume within 6 weeks)
This marmalade is often marketed as a marmalade for connoisseurs, I don't confess to be such a person, I just love the zesty, fruity, fresh taste of Lemon and limes. It's not going to be everyone's taste but If you fancy trying some you can buy them at morrisons or at somerfield. I brought mine for £1.85 454g jar from Somerfield. p.s Lidl's do occaionally have them on offer ie: two jar for £1.85.
Summary: DELICIOUS !
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