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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Sweet and Delicious Easy All Natural Chutney, Jam and Jelly Recipes

Sweet and Delicious Easy All Natural Chutney, Jam and Jelly Recipes

Chutneys, jam, and jelly are a sweet and delicious popular recipe.




16 Sweet and Delicious Easy All Natural Chutney, Jam and Jelly Recipes



What makes jam and jellies solidify? Pectin is the substance that makes jellies and jams solidify however, this essential ingredient does not exist in all fruits. 

Fruit that is slightly under-ripe contains more pectin than overripe fruits. In addition, the white inner skins of lemons are excellent for jelly and jam making and to supply pectin to other fruits however it has a bitter taste.

Sweet and Delicious Easy All Natural Chutney, Jam and Jelly Recipes
Sweet and Delicious Easy All Natural Chutney, Jam and Jelly Recipes
Kind of Fruit
How To Prepare
Amount Of Water Needed For Cooking
Amount Of Sugar Needed For Jellying
Apples (sour is best)
Wash, discard any unsound portions, cut into small pieces. Include seeds skin and core
One-half as much water as fruit
¾ cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Apricots
Leave a few stones in for flavor.
For jam use just enough water to keep from burning
¾ cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of apricots for jam
Blackberries
Wash
1 cupful of water to 5 quarts of berries
¾ cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Blueberries
Wash
1 cupful of water to 5 quarts of berries
1 cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Cranberries
Wash
One-half as much water as berries
¾ cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Cherries (Pectin must be added for jelly making)
Pit the cherries for jam
For jam, use just enough water to keep from burning
¾ cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of cherries for jam
Grapes, unripe
Wash, do not stem; use stems
1 cupful of water to 5 quarts of grapes
1 cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Gooseberries
"head and tail," using scissors
1 cupful of water to 5 quarts of gooseberries
1 cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Peaches (Pectin must be added for jelly making)
Peaches, apples, and raisins make a delicious conserve
Just enough water to keep from burning
¾ cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Pineapples (Pectin must be added for jelly making)
Prepare as for table use
For jams, enough water to keep from burning
¾ cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Raspberries
Wash them thoroughly, but do not let them soak in the water
1 cupful of water to 5 quarts of berries
1 cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Rhubarb (Pectin must be added for jelly making)
Wash and cut into small pieces
For jam, half as much water as fruit.
¾ cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of juice
Strawberries (Pectin must be added for jelly making)
Wash and remove hulls.
For jam, just enough water to keep from burning.
¾ cupful of sugar to 1 cupful of pulp.
Oranges
For orange marmalade weigh oranges slice crosswise with a sharp knife as thin as possible; remove the seeds.
Cook in water to cover.
Three-quarters their weight in sugar.
Lemons
For marmalade 9 oranges and 6 lemons are a good combination
Cook in water to cover.
8 pounds of sugar
Grapefruit
Grapefruit is sliced very thin, seed removed.
Cook in water to cover.
Three-quarters their weight in sugar.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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