pineapple jam
Last Updated : Jan 31,2019

Pineapple Jam Glossary |Health Benefits, Nutritional Information + Recipes with Pineapple Jam |
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Pineapple jam is a nutritious spread on various foods. The sumptuous jam imparts wonderful flavour to varied number of dishes.
Despite the ready availability of commercially prepared jams and preserves, there are still advantages to making them at home. You can tailor the recipe to suit your taste -- you can regulate the sweetness of your product. Homemade jams are great gifts and finally, making jams is fun. To make Pineapple jam at home, cook the pineapple pieces with water on a low fire until tender and 1 cup water is left. Add sugar cook until it is dissolved. Add citric acid and color, cook until setting point is reached. Pour into a jar and cork tightly.

How to Select
To make pineapple jam at home, select a ripe, firm and juicy pineapple, free from blemishes. And to buy, choose from the various brands available from the grocery. The jam should be of thick consistency, should be easily spreadable. Read the information of ingredients printed on label carefully. Don't forget to read the manufacturing as well as the expiry date.

Culinary Uses
" Pineapple Jam is the perfect, nutritious, sweet spread to rejuvenate your drowsy mornings or your strenuous afternoons. Pineapple Jam is great on breads, French toast, crepes, sandwiches, cookies and tarts.
" Smear on a nice buttery cracker
" To sweeten and flavour your Oatmeal or Muesli, add pineapple jam.
" It can be used to glaze cake, which adds a shiny sweet n sour flavour.
" Pastry made with fresh pineapple jam melts into your mouth.
" You could also do muffins with a jam filling. Just make your favourite muffin and hide the "surprise" inside using a pastry bag fitted with a round tip.
" Flavour your plain yoghurt by stirring the pineapple jam.

How to Store
It is best stored in refrigerator. Use within the expiry date. Examine it frequently for any kind of spoilage - mould or yeast growth or discolouration or bad odour.

Health Benefits
" Jams are a good way to add to your diet, but as said by wise people - moderation of any food is good for health but excess brings in loads of sugar causing harmful effects.
" Diabetics have to be on alert.
" Being sweet in taste, it can also cause tooth decay, so intake consumed by kids should be monitored.

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