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Raspberries are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They may protect against diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis and other conditions and may even provide anti-aging effects. Raspberries are easy to add to your diet and make a tasty addition to breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.
- Containing dietary fiber
- Being a rich source of vitamin C
- Being a rich source of manganese (32% DV)
- Having a low-glycemic index food
- Packing With Nutrients
- Reducing Disease Risk
- Balancing blood sugar
- Having Cancer-Fighting Properties
- Improving Arthritis
- Aiding Weight Loss
- Combating Aging
How to Produce
1. Put the raspberries, sugar and lemon juice into a preserving pan or similar.
2. Place pan over a gentle heat, stirring occasionally, until all the sugar crystals have dissolved. You can usually tell by running a wooden spoon over the bottom of the pan.
3. Bring the pan to a rolling boil.
4. Take pan off the heat
5. Place saucer in fridge for about a minute.
6. Test the set by running your finger through the jam, if it forms a crinkle and is jel like then the jam is ready to pot up.
7. Store in a cool dark place and refrigerate once opened
Boiling is key to jam-making because it releases a long fibrous compound known as pectin. In jam, pectin forms a mesh that traps the sugary liquid and cradles suspended pieces of fruit. Boiling the fruit will always help to purify and sterilize it, killing off any natural yeast and preventing the fermentation process.