Sugar-free Jam – Good for Your Stomach
Did you always want a good fruit jam or fruit spread that was easy to make, contains no (not at all) added sweeteners or sugars and is gut-healthy on top of that and easy to make?
Here’s my recipe how I do it:
Ingredients (Makes 2 500 ml (2cup) mason jars)
4 cups of fruit puree (use fresh or thawed previously frozen fruit and blend it to a puree-like consistency or a little chunky, if you like it)
10-16 g grass-fed gelatin
Why gelatin and not pectin?
In my experience pectin needs some sugar and maybe other additives for a good result.
Studies have shown that gelatin is beneficial for restoring the strength of the gut lining and fighting food sensitivities like wheat or dairy by helping with the growth of probiotics in the gut.
It also helps by supporting healthy inflammation levels in the digestive tract.
1) It is closer to the natural habits of animals and
2) The protein content and toxin content is different!
Prepare 2 mason jars (fresh from the dishwasher or boil for 20 min in boiling water). Set on kitchen towel. Prepare ladel and mason jar filling funnel.
Add fruit puree to stainless steel or ceramic-coated pot.
Add grass-fed gelatin powder to the cold puree while beating with a whisk.
Heat (on low-medium heat) under constant whisking until boiling.
Remove from heat and add a small amount of jam in each jar, then fill both up and distribute the puree between both jars.
Add lids, let cool some (jar lids with snap shut).
Keep in fridge until firm and then use (Remember, there is no sugar or other preservative in the jam!).
The jam will be less sweet than you may be used to, but it is still delicious.
Adjust amount of gelatin to a consistency of your liking. (Less = more on the liquidy side, more = more on the firmer side)