Homemade jam is healthy. Gently healthy. Strawberry jam is one of the most delicious and also the least complicated. It is not necessary to peel the fruit but only to wash it and deprive it of the stalk.
The choice of strawberries is crucial: organic, local and seasonal. What about sugar? Its choice is important because it acts as a preservative and because it must sweeten but not hide the flavor of the main ingredient. Coconut sugar is an ideal sweetener: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations considers it the most sustainable sweetener on the planet. Highly nutritious, coconut sugar is obtained from the coconut palm, by cutting the flower of the palm and collecting the nectar in bamboo containers.
Its mild flavor does not cover that of strawberries and makes this recipe truly special.
Strawberry mint jam: Ingredients
500 g organic strawberries
Juice of one lemon
100 g coconut sugar
4 mint leaves
Strawberry mint jam: Method
- Wash and slice the strawberries. Pour them in a large pot, adding the lemon juice and coconut sugar.
- Simmer, stirring the mixture from time to time, until you have achieved the desired consistency (usually no more than 30 minutes).
- Remove from heat, add the mint leaves (washed and dried), cook for about five minutes, then take them out-