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The thickening agent for this mixed berry jam is chia seeds. The nice thing about chia seeds is that there is no gluten or GMOs to worry about. Additionally, you will benefit from the added nutrition without altering the flavor of the jam. If you are not familiar with Chia Seeds, check out some of the benefits of using Chia Seeds in your recipes:
- Good Source of Protein
- High in Nutrients
- Good for Digestion
- Increases Energy and Endurance
- Naturally Filling
Enjoy making Jam? You should also check out this other Pectin Free Mixed Berry Jam that also uses Chia Seeds as the thickening agent. I just love these jam recipes because they are so easy to make and you can easily substitute the fruits you use.
Mixed Berry Chia Seed JamPrint Pin Rate
- 2 Cups Fresh Strawberries, Sliced
- 2 Cups Fresh Blueberries
- 2 Cups Fresh Raspberries
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1/3 Cup Chia Seeds
How to make this Recipe
- In a large heavy saucepan combine half of the berries and the honey. Bring just to boiling, stirring frequently, reduce heat to medium low. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.
- Lightly mash berry mixture with a potato masher or fork. Stir in the remaining berries, the cinnamon and chia seeds. Bring just to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks.
- Ladle hot jam into clean half-pint storage jard, leaving a 1/4 inch headspace. Seal and label.
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