fruit-only apricot preserve vs. all-fruit apricot preserve

22:35 Apr 23, 2008
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Cooking / Culinary
English term or phrase: fruit-only apricot preserve vs. all-fruit apricot preserve
What is the difference between the two?
Alina Ostrowska-Mroczek
Poland
Local time: 08:23


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3 +1"fruit-only" makes no sense
Armorel Young
3see explanation
lindaellen (X)
3no difference in reality
Tania McConaghy
3fruit without the skin vs. fruit with the skin
Amira El-Wattar


  

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fruit without the skin vs. fruit with the skin


Explanation:
I guess this would mean that the jam is made with the whole fruit including the skin verses the fruit without the skin

Amira El-Wattar
Local time: 09:23
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ArabicArabic
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no difference in reality


Explanation:
I think that although there may be a linguistic difference in what is implied by these 2 different terms, the reality is that most people wouldn't know what the difference is. So if the context is a text aimed at consumers there is no real difference

Tania McConaghy
Sweden
Local time: 08:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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"fruit-only" makes no sense


Explanation:
I fail to see how a preserve could be labelled as "fruit-only" and not fall foul of the Trade Descriptions Act. "Fruit-only" sounds as though there is nothing in it but fruit, but there must be other ingredients, such as sugar, so "fruit-only" is an entirely false description. If what is meant is that there are no artificial additives, then that needs a different sort of wording.

There are no sensible Google refs. for "fruit-ony preserve" or "fruit-only apricot preserve" - I think you should be extremely wary of using this term.

Armorel Young
Local time: 07:23
Works in field
Native speaker of: English

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agree  Anita du Plessis
4 hrs

neutral  lindaellen (X): The label of my breakfast confi. has only fruit - no sugar, no, water, no addititves. It's made by Migros in Switzerland.
5 hrs
  -> if there are really no other ingredients, then of course "fruit-only" is fine
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
see explanation


Explanation:
For breakfast I just had (really!) toast with a Swiss brand called "100% Pure Fruit". There is nothing in it but fruit, fruit juice concentrate - as a sweetener- and pektin (which is derived from fruit). I would say that this is "fruit-only". "All fruit" seems to me less inclusive and could include sugar or other sweeteners - however here I could be wrong and it could be only fruit, too, but to me "fruit-only" is clearly - fruit - and that's it. The other is not linguisitically quite so clear.
Hope this helped.

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Note added at 15 hrs (2008-04-24 13:48:25 GMT)
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this is the product::

www.leshop.ch/leshop/Main.do/direct/de/Supermarkt/-17378/-2...

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