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With all the fresh fruits available during the summer I would like to know of a healthy jam recipe. My favorite flavors are strawberry, peach, grape, blackberry, and blueberry.
While jams, preserves and jellies are made with sugar, that doesn't mean they are unhealthy. This is a good example of how important it is to understand that there's not really any food that's bad for you (of course, almost any food eaten in excess can be). Jams are made with fruit and sugar with a bit of pectin for thickening. As a result, most of the calories are from sugar, with a tablespoon coming in at about 50 calories. That's a lot, but OK as part of eating well and eating healthy.
Here's a link to one of the best sites for jam recipes (gotta love those county extension agents):
Thanks for writing,
Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP