How to Make Jams and Jellies without Sugar – 6 Steps

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People nowadays are health-conscious and food producers tend to meet the concurring needs of the consumers.   Diet sodas, sugar free candies and caffeinated drinks are produced for selection. However, when jams and jellies which are naturally sweetened are craved by the health-conscious crowd, do they also have an alternative? The answer is plain and clear… yes, of course.

How to Make Jams and Jellies
How to Make Jams and Jellies

 

  • Prepare these things for your sugar-free jams and jellies.
  • 1 ½ cups of fresh strawberries (or blueberries), minced
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 pack of unflavored gelatin
  • Jars and lid for jams and jellies
  • Stove
  • Pot
  • Spoon

 

  • Directions for cooking your sugar-free jams and jellies.
  1. Incorporate the strawberries and water into the cooking pot.
  2. Boil the mixture of water and fruits for about five minutes.
  3. Using the spoon, crush the strawberry bits and turn off the heat.
  4. Pour the gelatin into the pot and stir.
  5. Pour the jams and jellies mixture into the jars and let them cool off.
  6. Store them into the refrigerator for preservation.

  • Tips & Caution
  • Strawberries hold higher natural sugar content than most fruits.
  • You can use other fruits with lower natural sugar for lesser sugar content.
  • Pour in the whole gelatin packet into the pot for the strawberry jams and jellies. Take out at least 2 tsp. from the gelatin pack for blueberry jams and jellies.
  • Lesser sugary content also means lesser chances of coagulation (or the jelly-like state). Remember that pectin, the natural sugar found in berries, is the first factor that makes jams and jellies…well, be jam-and-jelly-like.
How to Make Jams and Jellies
How to Make Jams and Jellies

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