My hubby loves to make GUAVA JAM. As you can see, the clear winner of the two jams in the picture. The guava jam he made (pictures left) is being quickly devoured, while the grape jelly that was shipped in a barrel from the US is hardly being eaten by our boys. It was one of our “Stuff Hits The Fan” stored items. You too can make your own fruit jam/jelly and avoid the chemicals (HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP, FRUIT PECTIN, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CITRATE). If you don’t have the time to make your own jam (see recipe below), then I highly recommend that you purchase jams and jellies for your children that do not contain chemicals. Jams like this:
My Hubby’s Chemical-Free Guava Jam Recipe
1. About five cups of ripe guavas.
2. Abuout 3 cups of water
3. 3 cups of organic brown sugar or sugar in the raw
4. Add cinnamon sticks but remove after 30 minutes of boiling (Optional)
5. Add a tablespoon of fresh lime juice after 45 minutes of boiling (Optional)
1. Thoroughly wash guavas. Slice up guavas into small pieces, with the skin and put in the blender (vitamix). Add enough water to make a puree. 2. 2. Blend on the lowest speed to avoid crushing the seeds
3. Strain to remove the seeds
4. Boil strained puree mixed with 3 cups of sugar
5. Leave pot open and stir often
6. Keep stirring until thickens
It usually takes about an hour and a half to thicken. Once it starts to thicken to like a porridge consistency, it would be ready. allow it to cool. It would thicken more once cooled.