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Dates Jam-Cum-Orange Marmalade: Flavorful, Rustic, Healthy


What does dates jam or orange marmalade remind you of? Yumminess, sweetness, and tanginess, of course!
dates marmalade


Packed with fiber, this dates marmalade recipe is something you would want to try out immediately. The orange jam recipe seconds as khatti meethi chutney as well. You can store it hassle free without adding any chemical preservatives, for we are using natural preserver in the form of orange peel, which has pectin, and lime juice, which keeps this healthy jam fresh for long.

orange marmalade

So this dates jam recipe is a unique blend of orange and dates. The recipe does not use sugar, and is packed with antioxidants and natural nutrients.

Let's see how I have made this dates chutney or orange jam or marmalade. Enjoy it as a topping or jam with just about anything.

Look at the color of this absolutely gorgeous and lip-smacking homemade jam! I am getting addicted to this amazingly tantalizing dip.

What about you?

Let's see some of the benefits of orange peel or skin:
Benefits of Peels
Orange peels are loaded with

flavonoids
phytonutrients
minerals
vitamins
fiber


Additionally,  orange skin is rich in non-soluble polysaccharides, a kind of dietary fiber. These include tannins, pectin, and hemi-cellulose - all of which keep the digestive tract in good health and ensure proper bowel movement. These compounds help prevent constipation.

I have come across some studies that even link orange peels to heart health and cancer prevention. Still need to do more research to come up with conclusive evidence in this regard.


how to make jam at home

Homemade Fruits Jam Recipe Ingredients
1 cup- dates (deseeded)
1 cup- raisins
Peel/skin of 1 orange
Orange juice of 2 oranges
Juice of 2 lemons
Salt 3 pinches
Spices of your choice (add pepper or kali mirch for spice)
1/2 cup Water (+1/2 cup more if you want it of a thinner/liquidy consistency)

How To Make Jam: Procedure to make Dates Orange Jam



Deseed dates.


Boil orange skin and remove from the pot. I had boiled it last day so do not have a pic.
Take a 2- or 3-liter pressure cooker and drop in dates, orange peel, and raisins.


Add 1/2 cup water and close the lid.  Cook for 4 whistles.




    Open the lid and mash the ingredients and add an additional 1/2 cup of water.


    Take a nonstick pan, and add orange juice. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes.





      Then add the mashed ingredients along with salt and spices.Keep stirring until the mixture thickens.



      When done, add lime juice and mix everything.


      Let the dates jam or marmalade cool down.


      Store in a jar in the refrigerator. 



      You may be interested in trying out orange peel pickle. Here's the recipe. 

      If you have been discarding lemon peel until now, it's time to store it. Packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C, lemon skin can be put to various uses. I have made lemon peel pickle, which tastes absolutely lip-smacking. You may also use the same for cakes, muffins, and to create your own cooking, baking marvels. I keep adding lemon peel to my pickle every day and it stays good. Here's how you can do so too.



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