Mixed fruit jam refers to a combination of fruits or vegetables that have been prepared and canned for long term storage. The preparation of mixed fruit preserves traditionally involves the use of pectin as a gelling agent, although sugar or honey may be used as well.
In Mixed fruits, it contains, high in calories, the weight loss seekers and those diagnosed with diabetes should use jams sparingly Mixed fruit preserves generally involves the use of added pectin as a gelling agent, although most fruits contain a degree of pectin, added pectin helps ensure a nice gel and healthy shelf life.
Jams are rich in sugar and a good source of energy. Since they are high in calories,the weight loss seekers and diabetics should use jams sparingly.
Jam made with chunks of healthy fruit can help reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and all other potential cardiovascular diseases.
· Calories 325Kcal
· Total Fat 0.1g
· Potassium 0mg
· Total Carbohydrate 86mg
· Calcium 1%
· Sugars 14g
Jam as we know it only seems to have emerged in the 19th century. It took a cheap and reliable source of sugar from the West Indies to make jams affordable. Before this, sugar was considered a spice and the price in Europe was such that only the richest could afford it. Preserves made from sugar were too precious to spread thickly on toast. The first European sugar preserves made use of that seemingly magical substance, honey. The earliest fruit preserves would be made by mixing fruit pulp with honey and allowing it to dry in the sun, creating a texture more like that of a jellied sweet.