Homemade organic and raw strawberry Jam

Homemade organic and raw strawberry Jam

  • Eating organic foods as much as you can is key to optimal health.
  • Strawberries are now in season and due to their many health benefits, they are becoming superfruits.
  • So step in and make your own organic and raw jam, you will control the ingredients and know it is not packed with artificial sweeteners that are so bad for you.
  • We know how beneficial to our health strawberries, raspberries, chia seeds and raw honey are.
  • The polyphenols in strawberries work similar to over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen and aspirin, by stopping the activity of an enzyme called cyclooxygenase (COX), which causes inflammation.
  • Because of these anti-inflammatory effects, strawberries may help with conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, and osteoarthritis.
  • This recipe is a fast one and once you have all the organic foods it needs, it will take less than 10 minutes to make.
  • Note: This organic recipe is soy free,  gluten free, sugar free and pectin free.
  • Organic and raw strawberry jam recipe:
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries ( optional)
  • 2 Tbsp of raw honey
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp chia seeds (depends on how thick you want it)
  • How to make:
  • Soak the chia seeds in 4 Tbsp of filtered water for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Mix all the ingredients for 3 to 4 minutes using a blender at high speed
  • The chia gel will give the jam texture.
  • Note: If you use a regular blender it will be hard to blend and you will need to add 1/2 cup of water.
  • How to store:
    Keep refrigerated: Good for up to 2 weeks.
    Keeps 6 months frozen.
    This jam is perfect on fruit bowls, toast and sorbets. It works as a freezer jam, but not for canning.
    Why not make a fresh batch once a week with seasonal organic fruits?
    This recipe makes about 4 cups.
    Enjoy!
  • We recommend Living Tree Community Foods as a good source for raw honey and chia seeds.
  • For the health benefits of strawberries.
  • Strawberries are becoming a superfruit.
  • For rediscovering the treasured chia seeds.
  • For honey the healing treasure.
  • For almonds the natural powerhouses.
  • REFERENCES
  • 1. “Foods That Fight Cancer.” AICR.org. American Institute for Cancer Research, n.d. Web. 27 July 2013.

8 Comments

  1. I made this today, and it is delicious! However, the consistency is very thin, like soup instead of preserves. Any idea what I did wrong? Did I not blend long enough? The chia seeds were soaked for 10, and had soaked up all the water. Would appreciate any guidance, thank you!

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