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No sugar at all jam ?

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by spaglemon, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. spaglemon

    spaglemon · Active Member

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    Was wondering if anyone has had any luck making jam using granulated sweetener ? can it be done ?

    any recipes at all ?

    Thanks
     
  2. annelise

    annelise Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No recipes from me, sorry, but I think it can be done. You might need a thickening agent though. Try to experiment with a small portion first. (But as a Type 2 myself, jam is a no no. The fruit alone would send my bg sky-rocketing.)

    annelise
     
  3. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    You could make fresh jam which keeps in the fridge for a few days...
    Strawberries or berries ...with added xylitiol or stevia ...I would use xylitiol or a bit of 50% low stevia with lots of lovely fresh lemon juice ...
    I guess you could try any sweetener ....all a bit trial,and error with me ....

    I sometimes use the diabetic jam found in morrisons and a bit of no,added sugar jam made by st dalflour ....just a thought ...
    Yes I agree that it can be done ....? But I have only ever made the above , just the once and for me it was fine ....
     
  4. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My wife makes jam ... the ordinary kind and I only have very tiny amounts in my yoghurt with no problems.
     
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    Anie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I bought some 100% fruit 'jam' in France -it is very nice and kept in the fridge is fine. I opened a jar when we were on holiday in June and only just finished it this week, it lasts a long time when you don't have much. It was quite expensive -about €3 a jar.
     
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  6. spaglemon

    spaglemon · Active Member

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    thanks all, the 100% jam sounds interesting, wonder if it's available here ?

    Thanks
     
  7. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    From what I have seen, those 100% jams usually just swap the sugar with grape juice.

    Since grape juice spikes me just like sugar, they are no better.

    But you may find your reaction is completely different...
     
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    cath99 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i use berries any kind water sweetner boil al up add 3 sheets gelatine and leave to set , you could play around with this but effect still the same x
     
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  9. spaglemon

    spaglemon · Active Member

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    Can I ask what kind of sweetener you use please ? I think some of them lose therir sweetness when heated apparently or do you just use it at the end to taste ?

    Thanks
     
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    cath99 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i just chucked it in it was splenda i used and was blackberries id picked , i like the taste not to sweet but set lovley x
     
  11. spaglemon

    spaglemon · Active Member

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    Ok thanks, will give that a try

    Cheers
     
  12. forge

    forge Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep For jam zap some frozen mixed berries in the microwave with some cooking sweetener and some gelatiin.

    Then add Worcestershire sauce and you have chutney delicious.

    Proper jam is usually equal amounts sugar and fruit and boil it up until it starts to gel/go toffee.
     
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