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Strawberry Chia Jam


Strawberry Chia Jam
Strawberry Chia Jam

When I have too many strawberries to consume before going bad, I make chia jam! It's so easy, uses only 4 ingredients, and makes a super healthy version of a jam. This Strawberry Chia Jam can be made in under 15 minutes. The addition of chia seeds and lack of refined sugar, means this is a nutritious alternative to canned or store-bought jams.


Chia seeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, the ‘healthy’ fat.  They are also a source of fiber and protein, which we're often looking to increase on a plant-based diet.  They come in both black or white color.  There’s no significant difference in taste, so it becomes a choice of how the final dish will be affected by the color. They naturally "gel" when combined with liquid, creating the jelly effect in the jam. No gelatin or pectin needed.


Lemon juice is a natural preservative and helps the jam last for weeks in the refrigerator, if stored in glass with a good-fitting lid.





Strawberry chia jam in glass jar
Strawberry chia jam in glass jar

The sweetness of your jam is up to you!  I prefer it less sweet, and the proportions here highlight the intensity of the fruit flavor without overwhelming it with sweetness. If you want it sweeter, increase the maple syrup while cooking, to taste.


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