Before I stand by the statement Slow Food Fast, can marmalade be classified as a food? Well read on -
‘Pectin, a natural gelling agent used to help marmalade and jam set, relieves constipation and sore throats, according to a study by the institute of Food Research. it’s also been found to inhibit tumour growth. Meanwhile, antioxidants in the citrus peel help lower levels of LDL cholesterol. Marmalade also contains natural sugars, which are more beneficial than those found in most other preserves and jams. And with 20 times more antioxidants in 1g of marmalade than in your ordinary glass of orange juice, it could be a better choice. ‘Despite the recent trend to opt for honey - due to the well-publicised health benefits of the Manuka variety - marmalade is arguably healthier as it contains vitamins and antioxidants from the fruit,’ says Rebecca Foster of the British nutrition Foundation. Mail Online May 2010
So you have it from the highest authority , so yes of course, marmalade can be classified as a food, just take care because of the high sugar content.
Traditionally marmalade can take hours to make, however it is possible with the help of a food processor to cut the time to 30 minutes. This recipe is adapted from several found on the website – impossible to find out the innovative cook who thought to use the food processor in the first place.