If it is homemade, then it is unquestionably the best. My kids form the central part of my adventures in the kitchen. This homemade pineapple jam is part of the lot. This treat pairs perfectly with my basic white bread.
I started nursing the idea of homemade pineapple jam when I discovered my son’s love affair with anything jam. So in order to ensure a constant supply, this foodie mama had to get it done at home. Off course I tried several recipes for homemade jams but pineapple jam stands out. Maybe because I have a soft spot for tropical fruits, pineapple being a fruit we had available while growing up (talking about my grandma’s farm).
If you are still wondering what makes homemade jam the best let me help you with two reasons:
- You have full control over the amount of sugar to use: Have you noticed some of the ready-made jams contain an overwhelming amount of sugar? You and I know consuming too much sugar can be detrimental to our health. So this alone should make us curb its consumption in any little way possible.
- Making jam at home gives you the freeness to choose which ingredients to use, you could make use of natural preservatives like lemon in this recipe. You decide what additives to use and what to leave out. I love when I have full control of what to eat like that. I always say because a recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar, you aren’t obliged to stick to that amount, you can use 1 cup.
Some nutritional benefits of consuming pineapples:
- Pineapples contain lots of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium.
- It contains Bromelain an enzyme that can be used to reduce inflammation.
- Some people believe pineapples help to induce labor after 37 weeks pregnancy. I can’t tell for sure if it’s been scientifically proven, but I understand the anxiety of waiting for baby’s arrival.
- Pineapples can also help in weight loss, the bromelain in fresh pineapple juice aids in digestion and equally eliminates bloating.
Now Let’s make some Pineapple jam: