Pineapple Jam


                                             Pineapple jam 

Are you bored of eating regular jam with your warm loaf of bread ?? Then why not prepare delicious pineapple jam at your home for a change??

Pineapple is more than a tropical fruit that is rich in vitamins and aids in weight loss. Pineapple is also a top source of manganese, promoting bone health. So, how about making a healthy and tasty pineapple jam to enjoy your breakfast or an easy evening snack? 

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List of ingredients: 

  1. Pineapple – 1kg 
  2. Sugar – 1kg 
  3. citric acid – 1tbsp
  4. sodium benzoate – 1/4tbsp (optional) 
  5. lemon yellow food colour – 5drops (for colour)
  6. pineapple essence – 5drops (for taste enhancement) 

Preparation steps : 

  1. Add 1 cup of water to Chopped pineapple pieces. Now boil them for 10minutes on a high flame initially followed by a low flame. 
  2. Now cool it down for some time and blend it to a medium consistent pulp. Add an equal amount of sugar, matching the pineapple pulp quantity. 
  3. Now add the pineapple and sugar mixture to a bowl and cook on medium flame. Keep stirring until the texture thickens. 
  4. Now add the lemon yellow food colour and pineapple essence. To check the texture, You can put a drop of mixture in a spoon of water. If it doesn’t spread, your jam is ready to get off the stove. 
  5. Now cool it down completely. 

You can store it in a container and refrigerate which can be used for 3months. If not, you can add 1/4 tbsp of sodium benzoate and store it in your kitchen for future use. As sodium benzoate has chemical properties, it is suggested to avoid it. 

                               Preparation time: 30-40mins 

                             Serving size – 800- 1000gm 

                             Calorie count – 4000- 4500calories. 

Benefits of pineapple : 

  1. Anti-oxidants in pineapple lowers inflammation and have cancer-fighting properties. 
  2. Vitamins and minerals in pineapple boost the immune system 
  3.  Studies suggest that pineapple increases fat breakdown resulting in weight loss. 
  4. Manganese in pineapple promotes bone health 

Side-effects : 

  1. Statistics suggest that pineapple being rich in Vitamin c, Consuming it in larger quantities may cause diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea, etc
  2. Eating unripe pineapple may irritate your throat
  3. People who are allergic to certain fruits should rethink before eating pineapple
  4. Eating too much pineapple may result in tenderness of the mouth.


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