Top-view of Jar of Dr Arnott's "Blood" - Strawberry preserve
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Strawberry jam spilling onto a table
apothecary jar of blood (strawberry preserve) sold in the real mary king's close gift shop
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Dr Arnott's Blood Jar

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No 17th century physician's medical desk could be complete without some apothecary jars filled with strange and pungent ingredients. In the time of Dr Arnott, a real physician who once lived on Mary King's Close, it was essential to analyse and sample patients' internal fluids in order to concoct them an effective cure. 

A jar of Blood would certainly indicate that some bloodletting has been going on, which was commonly believed to treat headaches and vertigo. Fortunately, our medical sample tastes rather more like Strawberry Preserve...

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Weight: 114g

Ingredients:  Sugar, Strawberries, Gelling Agent: Pectin, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid. Prepared with 45g Fruit per 100g. Total Sugar Content 62g per 100g.
Dietary and Allergy Advice:  May also contain nuts.
 
Store in cool, dry conditions, out of direct sunlight. 
Refrigerate after opening.
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Nutritional Information. Typical Values per 100g:
Energy kJ/kcal: 1014kJ/253kcal
Fat: 0g
- of which saturates: 0g
Carbohydrate: 63g
- of which sugars: 63g
Protein: 0.3g
Salt: 0.02g