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You might think sugar is vital for good jam, but food writer Kristina Jensen’s experiments show it’s not.

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Words: Kristina Jensen Ah, sugar. It’s known as ‘white death’ in our family. That’s the name given to it by a chap we met 25 years ago who was convinced sugar was the most poisonous food you could put into your body. Interestingly enough, this is what science is starting to tell us. My journey with the sweet stuff has been a bit up and down. I’ve struggled with a sweet tooth all my life. Despite trying many ways to wean myself off it, I still have sugar in the house. My ‘sweet’ recipe book is full of delicious cakes...

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