How To Make Low Sugar Citrus Jam

Reducing sugar in our diet is not easy, but it is healthy. For this reason, many of us look for foods low in sugar or sugar substitutes. If, in addition, the low-sugar products are homemade, much better. A good example is a delicious citrus jam that doesn’t have to contain sugar to taste amazing.

In this article, we propose two recipes for citrus jam with honey and stevia.

The citrus

Citrus

The benefits of citrus fruits are widely known. We are aware of the good that a good orange juice, the juice of a lemon, some tasty mandarins can do us …

Citrus belong to the genus of C itrus , and its fruits are typically acidic. Rich in essential oils, they also have other health benefits :

  • They are a source of vitamins and minerals. Indeed, among its minerals we find calcium, magnesium and iron. Moreover, they contain vitamins such as vitamin C, A, B1 and B2.
  • They protect the digestive system
  • They help control cholesterol levels and, therefore, promote cardiovascular health.
  • They help prevent diabetes
  • They are allies in weight loss
  • Due to its vitamin and mineral content, they strengthen the immune system.

On the other hand, among the best known citrus fruits, we can highlight:

  • The Orange
  • The lemon
  • The grapefruit
  • Grapefruit
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Tangerine

Low sugar citrus jam

What better way to start the day with a good breakfast? If, in addition, we include citrus fruits for breakfast, much better. A delicious way to incorporate them is to prepare a tasty citrus jam.

However, we are aware that jams usually include too much sugar, so we propose a low sugar recipe to make breakfast even healthier.

To do this, we just have to replace the sugar with a healthy sweetener or, much better, with honey. In this way, we will not only be reducing the intake of refined sugars but we will also be giving our jam the benefits of honey and stevia. Do not miss it!

Recipe 1. Citrus jam with honey

Table with honey and citrus

Ingredients:

  • 2 large oranges
  • 3 or 4 tangerines
  • 200 ml of water
  • 400 g of honey
  • Cinnamon stick

Preparation

  • First of all, we make sure to clean the fruits very well.
  • Then, we peel the mandarins and oranges and reserve the peel of the oranges.
  • Next, we cut the fruits into small pieces.
  • Then, in a pot, we put the oranges and tangerines together with the orange peel and its juices and add the water. We boil it all for about an hour. 
  • Later, we remove the shells and beat everything in the blender until a homogeneous texture without lumps is left.
  • Then, we put the mixture back in the pot and add the honey and cinnamon. We continue boiling for about 15 minutes. Remember not to stop stirring.
  • Finally, we let cool. Only when the jam is cold can we know if it is consistent enough, that is, if it has the right thickness.
  • Finally, we keep the jam in glass jars and let them cool. Once opened, you should keep them in the refrigerator. 

Recipe 2. Citrus jam with stevia

Spoon with stevia pills

Ingredients

  • 1 kilo of oranges
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of stevia
  • Cinnamon stick

Preparation

  • First, clean the oranges very well and cut them into small pieces, being careful not to leave any white or seeds. Reserve the orange peels.
  • Then squeeze the oranges and cook the juice for about 40 minutes over low heat.
  • Meanwhile, squeeze the lemon and mix its juice with the stevia and orange peels.
  • Next, add this mixture of the lemon, the stevia and the peels to the pot with the orange juice and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Finally, turn off the heat and blend everything very well in the blender (except the orange peels).
  • Finally, put the jam in a glass jar.
  • When cool, the citrus stevia jam is ready to enjoy.   

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