How to replace sugar in jam: top 3 organic and safe alternatives

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Raspberry jam
Raspberry jam. Source:

Summer is the season of delicious and healthy berries, fruits, and vegetables, which are the main ingredients in the preparation of winter preserves in the form of jams, salads, and compotes. But it's worth noting that additional ingredients, such as sugar for jams and salt for salads, can often ruin the taste of dishes if used incorrectly.

Strawberry jam

Cook Lisa Glinska shared on her website useful tips on how and what to replace sugar with when making jam.

1. Fructose

How to replace sugar

Fructose is the most natural and healthy substitute for sugar, although it is not inferior in calories. However, it is well suited for making jams, fruit sauces, creams, marmalade, marshmallows, and sweets. It is worth noting that it is not suitable for baking, because it gives the dough a darker color and the products will not turn out fluffy.

Jam with fructose

2. Stevia

Cherry compote with stevia

This is the sweetest sweetener, it is 15 times sweeter than sugar, so you need to use it very carefully.

It is great for making jams and preserves because it does not lose its properties when heated. It can also be used for baking.

Strawberry jam

3. Maple syrup 4

Jam with maple syrup

Maple syrup is made from the sap of sugar maple trees, which is thickened by evaporation.

Maple syrup has a very sweet, pleasant flavor that will give jams, preserves, and baked goods a wonderful aroma and taste. It can also be added to drinks.

Maple syrup for desserts

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