Marmalade is a type of canned fruit made from fruit, juice, zest, water, and sugar. Marmalade can be made from a variety of fruits, but it is most often made from lemons, grapefruits, tangerines, sweet oranges, bergamots, and other citrus fruits. The fruit is usually sliced or chopped, then sparkled in sugar, juice and water. The marmalade most likely comes from ancient Greek cookbooks. The common name, marmalade, comes from the Portuguese marmelada, which refers to a preserve made from quince.