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Instant Strawberry Fruit Jam: No White Sugar


If you are here, it means you love jams and condiments.  Perhaps it is strawberry jam that has drawn you here. Rightly so, the instant strawberry mixed fruit jam is without white sugar. Just 15 minutes is all you need to turn strawberries into a gooey jam. If you love these berries, you are almost certain to fall in love with this yumminess  . I am in love with jams since childhood. These days since I do not buy market junk, I make jams to try my hands at this unique culinary product that has always appealed to me. 
OPOS instant fruit jam recipe sugarfree


This instant jam recipe with strawberry is credited to OPOS- one pot one shot - since I have followed Rama Krishnan's basic method of using a cooker and layering the OPOS way. For all OPOS recipes, you need to get started with a 2 or 3-liter pressure cooker. Please do not scale up unless you are well-versed with the OPOS basics.


A Little About Strawberry Benefits


Strawberries are a refreshingly healthy treat for the summer season - and this is the first time I have bought a packet of these beautiful berries. Bursting with antioxidants, strawberries are loaded with flavonoids or anthocyanins, which have the potential to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases and heart attack by almost 32 percent. 

Strawberry benefits for women are manifold.

Berries are also rich in flavonoid quercetin, which has anti-inflammatory properties and helps lower the risk of atherosclerosis. This flavonoid helps prevent you from the damage caused by bad or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.


As they are a rich source of potassium, strawberry benefits those with high blood pressure. Did you know that a low potassium intake poses a high risk of blood pressure as much as a high sodium consumption?

All berries are loaded with water, so moderate consumption can help you keep hydrated and refreshed in the hot season.

Not only this, the fiber in strawberries benefit those with constipation issues.

A good source of folic acid, strawberries are a perfect treat for pregnant women, helping protect the fetus from neural tube defects.


Additionally, high fiber and antioxidant content means that strawberries are a good choice for diabetics, as these have a low glycemic index and do not cause blood sugar spike. However, I will do more research into it. Of course, this strawberry sugarfree jam recipe is not for diabetics.
I have always loved strawberry flavor in ice creams and plan to use this instant strawberry fruit jam for different experiments, viz. kulfi, cookies, and cakes (may be).
Let's get back to the instant fruit jam recipe.
instant jam recipe



Sugarfree Strawberry Jam Ingredients

1 pack of strawberries, 1/2 apple, 1 orange (almost 265 grams) - you may add fruits of your choice but try not to miss apple, since it has pectin, which is a natural preservative
juice of one 1 lemon
80 -100 gms raw cane sugar (you may take more or less depending on your strawberry tartness and your sweet tooth - I love it a little sweet 'n sour so added 80 gms



How to make instant strawberry jam OPOS

Wash and chop all the fruits.
Take your 3-liter PC. 

Spread a layer of chopped berries first.
On top of the berries, spread peeled and chopped apples.
Top apple with orange pieces.

Spread a layer of raw cane sugar/jaggery powder.
Sprinkle lime juice on top.
Cover and cook on a medium flame for 15 minutes
There may be a little spewing but worry not. If you want to scale up, take a big pressure cooker.


Open the cooker and blend or mash the softened fruits.
You will love the fibrous fruit in jam.

Allow it to cool down before storing in a sterilized glass jar. Make sure the jar is completely dry before pouring in the colorful beauty.
The jam will continue to thicken as it cools down.

Enjoy strawberry fruit jam as a spread on bread or with roti.


Comments

  1. Just wow...
    Seems you read my mind. I had this q for u on mind if u had something like instant tutti fruti can u suggested something for jam

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    1. I have heard you right. Thanks for stopping by dear. I am glad you find the instant jam recipe useful. By the way, did you give the instant tutti fruiti recipe a try? Do give these recipes for beginners a try. You'll never go back the traditional ways.

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    2. Ya tutti fruti turned out great..just that I used patanjali battery powder which has a stronger smell so tutti fruti too smelled like it..rest unimaginably awesome

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    3. Wow!!! I like it.Thanks for trying out the instant tuti fruity recipe. Do share your instant jam feedback.

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    4. Hey but since your are so health conscious I want to ask won't cooking this long kill the nutrients

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    1. You can skip orange and prepare the jam without it. Regarding your query on cooking fruits. Absolutely heating fruits reduces their nutritive value, but not eliminates it completely. I do not make jams often. But jamming/pickling is just another way of preserving fruits when for off season, though I do not preserve things for long. Jamming is just another way of bringing variety to the table.

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  3. Very true anyways kids like all these n it's way better to make it at home then those store bought ones

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    1. Absolutely, since kids loves anything jammy, what better way to feed them than making instant jam at home?

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