Frequently Asked Questions – Spreads and Conserves



1. Are YAN Spreads And Conserves 100% natural?
Yes, all of our preserves are made with 100% natural ingredients.


2. Are all Yan Spreads and Conserves Non-GMO?
Yes, we never use genetically modified organisms in our products.


3. YAN products do not contain added Pectin. What is it?
Pectin is a thickening agent that occurs naturally in fruits and plants. Most of the jam, jelly products are made using commercial pectin. The traditional technique we apply in making our spreads and conserves allow us to avoid adding pectin in our products.


4. Are all Yan preserves vegan?
Yes, no animal products, derivatives, or animal by-products are used in any form in our Spreads and Conserves.


5. Are YAN Spreads and Conserves Kosher certified?
Yes, all our Spreads and Conserves are Kosher. The circle U authorization is on the front label of each jar. Our preserves are certified by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (NY).


6. Do any of Yan preserves contain artificial sweeteners, preservatives or colors?
No, none of our preserves contains any preservatives, artificial sweeteners or colors.


7. Can Yan preserves be frozen?
No. There are a few reasons for this:
• Glass jar holding jams may shatter or crack due to extreme temperature.
• The jam will thicken, but not necessarily freeze, which may affect freshness.


8. What is the difference between Fruit Spread and Conserve?
• Spread is similar to jam, but because of the low sugar and high fruit content we call it Fruit Spread.
• Conserves are the whole fruits slowly cooked and preserved in thick syrup.


9. Do YAN Spreads and Conserves contain high fructose corn syrup?
No, we never use high fructose corn syrup. YAN Spreads and Conserves contain only only pure cane sugar.


10. What is the shelf life for YAN Spreads and Conserves?
We guarantee the quality of our Spreads and Conserves for two years after production (see “Best by” date printed on the cap). We recommend that the preserves be refrigerated after opening and be consumed with 7 days of opening.