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Old 06-06-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

Strawberries are getting ripe here, and I'd love to make some jam again this summer. But I hate how much sugar there is in it. I was considering trying to substitute Agave instead, and I was wondering if anyone had tried that, and if so how it turned out?

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Re: Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

I haven't tried it, but it sounds very appealing. I agree that there's just too much sugar in jelly/jam.
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Re: Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

There is new fruit pectin out now that uses apple or white grape juice instead of sugar. Mine turned out great! suregel makes it.
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Re: Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

Great tip...looking to finally can this year!
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Re: Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

Ooh, I like the apple juice idea! Is that something you can get at WalMart or regular grocery stores?
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Re: Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

I wonder if you can use this in freezer jam.... I'd love to make some without all of the sugar.
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Re: Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

Just wanted to say after reading this I came across a good site with info and recipes - freshpreserving.com. I found a couple of recipes that I will definitely be trying soon!
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Re: Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

I was planning on trying this too.
I found this one: Agave Strawberry Jam Recipe http://www.honormyhealth.com/2010/05/20/agave-jam/

Here is a pectin that you can use regardless of the amount of sweetener you use: http://www.pomonapectin.com/
Their recipes: http://www.pomonapectin.com/card1.pdf
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Re: Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

ball makes a no sugar needed pectin that Im going to use to can strawberry jam. Id like to add no sugar at all but if its needed Im going to use a little splenda
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Re: Anyone used Agave in canning jams and jellies?

We do NOT use Agave . Agave is not raw it is heated and made the same way HFCS is.

Agave nectar is in reality not a natural sweetener but a highly refined form of fructose, more concentrated than the high fructose corn syrup used in sodas!

There are many articles about it if you google it.
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