Pomona's Universal Pectin is a sugar-free, preservative-free, low methoxyl citrus pectin that is activated by calcium. Since it does not require sugar to jell, jams and jellies can be made with less, little or no sugar. Some other possible sweeteners are honey, fructose, sucanat, concentrated fruit sweetener, maple syrup, agave, frozen juice concentrate, stevia, xylitol, Splenda or other sweeteners. Each 1 oz box of Pomona's Pectin contains a packet of pectin, a packet of calcium powder and a sheet of directions and recipes. Each box makes two to four recipes. Shelf life - Keeps Indefinitely.