【No White Sugar Added Homemade Strawberry Jam🍓】
This is a recipe that I've felt in love a long time ago to make a beautiflul strawberry jam.
All you need is:
- Maple syrup
- Lemon juice
Simple is best all the time :)
Back in 2002, it was my second time to make jam in my life, other than the time in cooking class at my junior high school.
I found a huge bag of frozen strawberries sit in freezer for a while, at my mom's place. Just because I didn't want to waste food and I thought it would be nice if I could use them all up for my mom who loves eating a toast with jam, I decided to make some jam with those frozen strawberries in the end.
The recipe that I learned from my junior high school was used white sugar which is unhealthy to our body, especially related to the blood sugar regulation, which was something that I didn't know when I was little for sure. Now that I've studied so much things about nutrition holistically, I substituted white sugar with maple syrup, still a sugar, but it has lower GI which doesn't spike your blood sugar levels when you consume, and prevents from insuline resistance, compared with white sugar.
Of course, you can use white sugar instead of maple syrup, but my recommendation is to use natural clean sugar if available in your area, such as agave syrup, coocnut sugar and monk fruit sugar.
Lemon and sugar are important for making jams. Both ingredients promote forming gels when reacting together due to pectin found in plant cells. To make a perfect jam, use fresh lemon juice by squeezing a lemon.
Meal ideas with this jam:
- a toast for breakfast
- strawberry pie
- strawberry crisps from my recipe
Alright, here is the recipe.
2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon maple syrup, more to your liking
1 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Put your strawberries and water in a pot, then simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes until strawberries become soft and break apart.
- Add in maple syrup and lemon juice.
- Simmer over low heat until half of water evaporates.
- Let it cool.
- Transfer into your jar.
You can make jam with other fruits that you love, as well!
I hope you love this recipe!
If any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or directly contact me anytime! I'll get back to you as soon as I humainly can ;)