What do you do when you have a bunch of apricots? You make jam!
This apricot jam is one of the best jams I have ever tasted! To make it even better, it is guilt-free too as it is completely refined sugar-free.
The special ingredient used to thicken this jam is chia seeds. Chia seeds are my favourite powerhouse of nutrients. Some fun facts about them are that gramme for gramme, chia seeds contain:
- five times more calcium than a glass of milk
- 100% more omega-3 than salmon
- three times more iron than spinach, and
- two times more antioxidants than blueberries
Twenty grammes (2tbsp) of chia seeds also contain about 64% more potassium than that found in a banana and 20% of the recommended daily value of protein (for adults). There are many other nutrients and benefits found in these seeds.
The other ingredients in this recipe contain vitamin A, thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin vitamin B-2), niacin (vitamin B-3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), pyridoxamine (vitamin B-6), folate (vitamin B-9), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, choline, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, phytosterols, calcium and fibre. Descriptions of all nutrients can be found in the Nutrient Index.
Get ready to dig into a bowl of goodness!