4 Low-Sugar Jam Alternatives
Love making your own jams, but worried about all the sugar? No need to completely give up the sweet stuff. A few smart choices can make your homemade preserves healthier without sacrificing taste.
1. Try PGX by Natural Factors
You can create fresh jams by mixing this special fibre blend with fruit and a touch of honey in a food processor.
With this method, you should work in small batches, freeze or refrigerate your jam and use it up within a few weeks.
2. Choose Specially Modified Pectins
Labelled “light” or “less sugar needed,” these pectin-based jams can be stored at room temperature as long as they are canned safely.
3. Use Gelatin or Agar-Agar
Using gelatin or agar-agar (a seaweed product) as a thickening agent allows you to reduce sugar without compromising flavour.
Bonus: Agar-agar is known for its detoxifying properties.