There are countless recipes for organic jams available online and in cookbooks. The gist of making them is to cook down fruits or vegetables with sugar and water until the mixture becomes thick and syrupy. The ratio of fruit to sugar can vary depending on the sweetness of the fruit, the type of sugar used, and personal preference. But before we even get into the process of making it, picture the following. You’re in your room, gaming on 20Bet, and you inhale the sweet aroma of fig jam with a side of tea with honey—that alone is enough to make someone invest in organic jams.
These can be made using any type of fruit or vegetable. Just about any fruit or vegetable can be cooked down and made into a jam, jelly, or preserve. However, some fruits and vegetables are better suited for jamming than others. Fruits that are high in pectin, such as apples, blackberries, cranberries, grapes, lemons, oranges, strawberries, and plums, tend to make firmer jams.
When making them, it is important to use organic fruits and vegetables. This is because non-organic fruits and vegetables may be sprayed with pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals. Moreover, conventional fruits and vegetables are often waxed to extend their shelf life. This wax can make it difficult for the jam, jelly, or preserve to properly set.
The first step in making an organic jam is to wash the produce. After that, chop the produce into small pieces and add it to a big saucepan. Stir thoroughly after adding the sugar and water. Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to a boil in the saucepan over medium heat. After the mixture boils, turn the heat down to low and let the mixture simmer for 30 to 60 minutes, or until the fruit is extremely soft and the liquid has thickened.
Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Using a food processor or blender, puree the mixture until it is smooth. Place a piece of cheesecloth over a bowl and pour the purée through the cheesecloth to remove any seeds or bits of skin.
Pour the purée into clean jars and screw on the lids. Place the jars in a pot filled with water. The water should come up to the level of the jam in the jars. Let the jars simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the jars from the pot and let them cool. The jam should keep for several months when stored in a cool, dark place.