- A jelly is a semi-solid product prepared by boiling a clear, strained solution of pectin containing fruit extract, free from pulp, after the addition of sugar and acid
- A perfect jelly should be transparent, well-set, but not too stiff and should have the original flavour of the fruit
- It should be of attractive colour and keep its shape when removed from the mould
- It should be firm enough to retain a sharp edge but tender enough to quiver when pressed
- It should not be gummy, sticky or syrup or have crystallized sugar.
- The product should be free from dullness with little or syneresis and neither tough nor rubbery.