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Fascinating Food Fact

The word “marmalade” derives from the Portuguese “marmelo”, which means quince, so marmalade was originally quince jam. It was clearly a luxury item in 1524, when the first written record of it in England discusses the presentation of ‘one box of marmalade to the King. Slices of peel were added from around 1650, and by the 19th century, orange had taken over as the main ingredient.


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