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Nettle jelly

Posted on by royvickery |

2014-07-23 07.35.32Nettle Jelly, ‘subtly fragranced … great with lamb & pork, but equally good with cold meats & cheeses’, is produced by the Hawkshead Relish Company, using ‘hand gathered nettles [Urtica dioica] from Spoon Hall Estate in Coniston’ [Cumbria, England].  The list of ingredients reveals that despite its name nettles form only 5% of these, the main ingredients being sugar and apple.

Purchased Upminster, London Borough of Havering, July 2014.

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