Certo Pectin is sourced in Mexico where it is extracted from lime peels which are high in pectin. Each Certo product has its own unique recipes, using different proportions of ingredients, designed to give consistent results. Use the pectin product specified in your recipe. Different types of Certo products are not interchangeable.
There are other jam making products on the market. Some contain pectin, others use gum to make their jams. Some have one standard recipe for all fruits which may not deliver consistent results with all types of fruit. Certo recipes cannot be used with any of these other products or vice versa.
Visit our Certo section in Cooking School for more useful information.
||Pasteurized solution of refined pectin in 2 pouches. Shorter preparation time.
||Balanced formula of powdered pectin which has a longer shelf life.
|Certo Light Crystals
||Refined powdered pectin with more acid to tolerate reduced sugar. For jams with less sugar and more fruit.
Our Certo Hotline number is still the same 1-800-268-6038, but the hours have been extended for better service across Canada. From June to September you can call for more recipes or helpful information Monday - Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday, 9am-2pm Eastern Standard Time.