Raw honey is safe to eat, certainly; one of nature’s best things. They found honey in Egyptian tombs that was still edible.
Don’t buy jam. If you have a microwave and food processor or blender, you can make Ten Minute Marmalade from any citrus fruit. I’ve been doing this for years!
My Florida Special Marmalade is 1 large orange, 1 large lemon, and 1 large lime. A Ruby Red grapefruit makes a nice batch as does 2 or 3 large oranges, etc. Moro or Blood Orange makes The Best!! The fruit MUST be citrus as only that kind has enough natural pectin to set up properly. Lemon, lime, orange, loquat, kumquat, pummelo, buddah hand, grapefruit, it’s all good.
Chop up the fruit – seeds, pith, juice, skin and all – into thumb sized pieces. Take it for a spin in the blender or food processor until it’s a puree with small bits of skin in it.
Measure the puree into a large microwave safe glass bowl. To that add the same measure of sugar – cup for cup.
The kind of sugar does not matter, except that brown sugar will affect the taste, and what we American’s call “confectioner’s sugar” will just clump up. For the diet conscious, you can use Splenda ™, but not honey, stevia or those kinds of things (it’s a volume issue…)
Stir the puree to dissolve the sugar into fruit. Taste. Too sweet? Add some lemon or lime puree. Too tart? Add a bit more sugar.
Microwave the fruit mix on High for 5 minutes. Then stir and taste – you can still adjust the flavor. Microwave on high for an additional 5 minutes. Spoon into screw top jars and let cool to room temperature before lidding. Store in the fridge. It will last in the fridge until you eat it – or a year!
I make quart batches of 2 or 3 kinds to keep around for ourselves and guests. I serve it to guests as a dollop in a ramekin.