A Homemade sugar free pineapple jam is healthy for a keto – low carb or plant-based diet. It is equally important for weight loss.
High sugar intake is not good for your health.It is linked to lifestyle diseases such as diabetes,cancer and heart disease.
Added refined sugar is everywhere .You may not know you are consuming too much until you check.Sugar has some different names.Lactose,sucrose,fructose,dextrose, and maltose are all sugar.
Store-bought fruit jams are often packed with a lot of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup. These added ingredients contain empty calories which only contribute to weight gain.
When buying jam or jelly from the stores, read the labels carefully. It is good to know what you consume. I prefer making my own then I know the ingredients in my jam. Learn to make jam at home using, organic or healthy natural sugar alternatives and ingredients.
Why is this Homemade Sugar Free Pineapple jam Good for you?
Pineapples are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and enzymes which help to improve the immune system. They are low in calories though they are sweet.
According to Szalay-Live Science contributor,pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin c and manganese which can fight free radicals.
It has high levels of thiamin which helps to boost energy levels`.“Pineapples are fat-free,cholesterol free and low in sodium.”They won’t add fat.
I like them for their anti-inflammatory properties since I suffer from arthritis.It reduces inflammation in joints.
Honey is rich in antioxidants compounds. Anti-oxidants promotes the immune system. It helps lower blood pressure, diabetes, and improves cholesterol levels in the blood. It is also an excellent source of energy and promotes sleep.
Gelatin helps to improve the skin, eases joint pain, and strengthens bones. It enables the body to absorb calcium. It is also low in carbs which can aid in weight loss.
How to make pure pineapple juice.
Peel and Chop two over-ripe pineapples into small pieces .
Use a juicer or a blender to extract the juice. If using a blender, blend the pineapples and squeeze out the juice using a clean cheese or muslin cloth into a clean jar.
Mix well to combine, do not add sugar or any sweetener.
Can you use crushed pineapples to make this jam?
Yes ,you can use crushed pineapple. Just make sure the pineapple are very ripe and remember to remove the core.Print
Homemade Sugar Free Pineapple Jam
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: American
2 Cups of pure pineapple juice (do not add water)
1/2 cup of pure raw honey
1 teaspoon agar-agar powder or 1/2 teaspoon of grace feed Gelatine powder
1.Pour pineapple juice into a clean saucepan and bring to boil on medium heat.
2.Reduce the heat to medium-low stirring often until all the bubbles disappear. This will take about 10-15 minutes.
3.Lower the heat to low, then add the agar agar powder or gelatin powder. Stir thoroughly until the mixture starts to thicken or turn into a syrup-like consistency.
3.Remove from heat and add honey. Mix well to combine.
4.Let cool a little while stirring for about 5 minutes. Transfer into a clean glass jar and let cool completely (will take about 30-45 minutes)
5.Serve with bread or as desired.
6.Cover with an air-tight lid and store in the fridge for later.
This jam can stay fresh for at least 6 months if stored in an airtight container in the refregirator.