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black MULBERRY jam


Despite its name, the mulberry isn’t really a berry - it grows on a tree much like its relative the fig (and like figs, mulberries are actually more flower than fruit). Native to western Asia, it has been grown for its fruit since before Roman times.
Mulberries are incredibly delicate, juicy, and soft. They begin to fall apart the moment they are picked, making it practically impossible to transport them to market fresh. Their flavor is utterly unique: sweet, tart, savory and complex - you really can't compare them to other fruit. The farmer who grows them says with a smile “they taste like mulberries!”

These mulberries are grown on a small farm (there are only 50 mulberry trees in the orchard) with pines planted all around them to protect the fragile fruit from the strong winds that can sweep through the region. The farmer picks the fruit by hand, each tree requiring multiple pickings since mulberries don’t all ripen at the same time.

Our black mulberry jam has the least amount of added sugar of all our jams (the mulberries are naturally very sweet, so they don't require much sugar to make a delicious jam). By using less sugar we're able to capture that phenomenal mulberry flavor clearly - the jam tastes like fresh mulberries! But because it's a low-sugar recipe we do recommend eating it within a couple weeks of opening the jar (sugar acts as a natural preservative - so the less sugar a jam has, the more perishable it is once opened).
Due to limited availability of fruit, we were only able to produce a small amount of this jam, hence the "LIMITED EDITION" label. Please note that LIMITED EDITION jams are only available from our website (and our Emeryville kitchen shop).

INGREDIENTS: sustainably-grown black mulberries (grown in Dunnigan, California), organic unrefined cane sugar, fruit pectin
SIZE: net weight 10 oz (284 grams)

SHIPPING COST: any size order ships in the continental United States for a flat rate of $12. For orders to Hawaii or Alaska please email

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