Raspberry and black currant jam is a healthy homemade delicacy that, in its pure form, is in perfect harmony with black tea and warm fresh milk. The thick, sweet product can be used as a filling for pies, topping for ice cream and sauce for airy donuts.
Useful properties of currant-raspberry jam
The benefits of jam for the human body are determined by the constituent components. Appetizing fresh berries of raspberries and currants contain antioxidants, vitamins C, B, A, PP, calcium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and other useful substances. After processing with temperature, the proportion of vitamins evaporates, but a significant part remains in the finished jam.
Effects of currant-raspberry jam:
- a decrease in the viscosity of red blood cells in the blood, which prevents the formation of blood clots;
- neutralization of the destructive effect of carcinogens after eating fried foods;
- strengthening the immune, endocrine and nervous systems, which contributes to calmness and good mood;
- help in the absorption of iron, which increases the elasticity of blood vessels and improves blood quality;
- relief of scurvy, ulcers, anemia and gastritis with a low acidity level;
- normalization of excretion processes in case of problems with stool and digestion;
- prevention of the development of Alzheimer's disease in the elderly with daily consumption of a small amount of currant-raspberry jam;
- for women, the fight against aging wrinkles on the skin and the ability to be treated for colds during pregnancy;
- blocking the growth of cells of malignant tumors.
Warning! You can not use raspberry-currant jam as an antipyretic agent at a body temperature of 37.8 degrees. With severe fever, health without proper treatment can deteriorate.
Ingredients for Blackcurrant Raspberry Jam
High-quality currant jam with raspberries should not be too liquid, moderately sweet, with a long shelf life and a rich aroma of fresh berries. Raspberries are very soft, and currants contain a large amount of pectin, from which the jam from black berries will turn out to be thick, similar to jam. In the tandem of berries, taste and useful qualities complement and reinforce each other.
- fresh large black currant berries - 3 kg;
- ripe and sweet raspberries - 3 kg;
- granulated sugar - 3 kg.
Sugar can be adjusted to taste to create a sweet and sour mass. Lemon juice will help to enhance the sourness, and grated ginger or vanilla powder will add piquancy to currant-raspberry jam to taste.
Raspberry and black currant jam recipe
The culinary process for making raspberry and currant jam is quite simple:
- Tear currant berries from green branches, clean from debris, wash under a stream and add 1.5 kg of white granulated sugar.
- Do not wash raspberries under running water, otherwise the delicate berries will become limp and water will be collected. Pour the raspberries into a colander or sieve, immerse in a bowl of clean cool water and stand for 3-5 minutes. In the water, debris and dust will move away from the berries.
- Raise the colander to glass the water, cover the peeled raspberries with granulated sugar and stand for 4 hours or overnight. During this time, the berries will release a large amount of juice.
- In the process, stir the jam 4-5 times with a wooden spoon with a long handle so that the sugar crystals dissolve faster.
- It will take more time to boil currants, since they are denser than raspberries. If you mix the ingredients right away, the raspberries will lose their shape and turn into a puree.
- Bring currants to a boil in a stainless container over low heat, removing sweet and tasty froths. Cook aromatic jam for 5 minutes so that the mass does not boil and boil. During boiling, it is not necessary to constantly stir everything.
- Pour raspberries with sugar and syrup over boiling currant berries. Wait until the jam boils without stirring. Do not cook for a long time, so that the mass does not lose its rich berry aroma, vitamins and the taste of freshness, from the moment it boils, 5 minutes will be enough.
- Take jars with a volume of 350 ml to 500 ml, sterilize in a convenient way: in an oven at 150 degrees with water poured onto 2 fingers or over the steam of a boiling kettle.
- Boil the lids, regardless of what type will be used: with a twist or turnkey.
- Gently spread the currant jam with raspberries to the top in a sterile container, seal with a wrench or screw tightly along the thread.
- Leave to cool in room conditions under a blanket or woolen blanket.
- Move the cooled container to a cool and dry cellar, where you can store canned food throughout the winter.
If you cook blackcurrant and raspberry jam according to the plan, the taste of the dessert will turn out to be moderately sweet, thick, with characteristic notes of fresh fruit.
Attention! After cooling, the mass will look like jelly with whole uncooked berries in the middle.
Calorie content of raspberry and black currant jam
The nutritional value of ready-made raspberry-currant jam depends on the method of preparing the dessert and the amount of granulated sugar in the composition. In the classic recipe:
- proteins - 0.5 g / 100 g;
- fat - 0.1 / 100 g;
- carbohydrates - 74 g / 100 g.
The calorie content of homemade jam reaches 285 kcal per 100 g of the finished delicacy. With the addition of gooseberries, bananas or red currants, the calorie content increases.
Terms and conditions of storage
The shelf life of currant and raspberry jam depends on the method of preparation and preservation.
- Boiled - in a dark dry closet or cellar without direct sunlight at a temperature of +20 +25 degrees.
- Raw (no cooking) - in a cold cellar or on the lower refrigeration shelf. The optimum temperature is +4 +6 degrees.
Important! Periodically inspect jars with currant jam for the presence of fungi. If inclusions are found, you cannot eat raspberry and currant jam.
Raspberry and black currant jam is a delicious and healthy homemade dessert. It can be served with fluffy cottage cheese pancakes and delicate pancakes. Aromatic currant and sweet raspberry jam can be easily combined with cottage cheese cream, sour milk smoothies or homemade yogurt. Currant berries will remain dense, like from a bush, raspberries will not be digested and will retain an attractive shape.