Recipe: Berry Chia Seed Jam

A delicious alternative to store-bought jam

Recipe: Berry Chia Seed Jam

Try this simple recipe instead of turning to store-bought jellies or jams sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. The fresh berries and chia seeds provide lots of fiber. Berries are also rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fats.

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Ingredients

1½ cups fresh berries (blackberries, blueberries, strawberries or raspberries)
3 tablespoons chia seeds
4 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
Juice of 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Place the berries and maple syrup in a pot, and cook over medium heat. As they cook, mash them up with a large fork or potato masher.
  2. Bring to a boil for about one minute. Reduce heat to low, and stir in the chia seeds and lemon juice.
  3. Pour the jam into a glass container and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Jam can be eaten right away, but it will continue to thicken as it chills.
  5. Keep stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition information

Makes 10 servings

Per serving (1 tablespoon):

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Calories 48
Total fat 1g
Saturated fat 0g
Trans fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total carbohydrate 9g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g

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