A perfect late winter pick-me-up, this delicious jam combines seasonal rhubarb with health-promoting ginger. The spicy and lively flavors of rhubarb harmonize wonderfully with the warmth and spice of ginger, creating a harmonious and irresistible flavor combination. As a delicious spread or as an accompaniment to scones or toast, this jam will add a refreshing sweetness to your breakfast or afternoon tea. Made with only the finest ingredients, it is a delicious treat that will lift your mood and invigorate your senses during the colder months. A must for jam lovers!
- 1kg pink rhubarb, cut weight
- 1 kg preserving sugar (with added pectin)
- Zest and squeeze 1 lemon
- 50g stem or crystallized ginger, finely chopped
- 4cm piece of ginger, peeled
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- Wash the rhubarb under cold running water and cut into 2 cm pieces.
- Place the rhubarb in a large ceramic or plastic bowl.
- Add the preserving sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and chopped ginger to the bowl.
- Finely grate the peeled ginger directly over the rhubarb.
- Stir the mixture thoroughly.
- Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap.
- Let the mixture sit for about 2 hours to allow the sugar to dissolve in the rhubarb juice.
- Stir the mixture occasionally to encourage the sugar to dissolve.
- Place a few saucers in the freezer to cool.
- Pour the fruit and any sugary juices from the bowl into a preserving pot.
- Place the pan over medium heat.
- Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Cook fairly quickly until the rhubarb is soft and the jam has reached the setting point. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
- To test whether the mixture is firm, place half a teaspoon of the jam on a cold saucer.
- Let it sit for 30 seconds and then gently press it with your fingertip.
- When the traffic jam wrinkles, the setting point has been reached.
- If not, continue cooking for a few more minutes and test again.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let it rest for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour the jam into sterilized jars.
- Seal the jars immediately and label them with the date once they have completely cooled.
Equipment and tools
- Big pot
- wooden spoon
- Jam thermometer
- Sharp knife
- measuring cup
- Glass funnel
- sealing washers
- Jam jars
- Labels (downloadable)
This recipe may contain allergens. Please check the ingredient list and do not consume it if you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients.
Storage and leftovers
Once the jam is cooked and cooled, pour it into sterilized jars. Seal the jars with the sealing discs provided and store them in a cool, dark place. The jam can be kept for up to 1 year. After opening, store the jam in the refrigerator and use within a month.
Health Benefits of Rhubarb Ginger Jam
In homemade jams, the combination of rhubarb and ginger ensures a delicious taste that not only pleases your taste buds, but also has numerous health benefits. This article will explore some of the health benefits of rhubarb ginger jam and highlight why it is a great addition to your diet.
1. Rich source of vitamins
Rhubarb is packed with essential vitamins, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin E. These vitamins play a crucial role in supporting your immune system, promoting healthy skin, and improving overall well-being. Adding rhubarb ginger jam to your diet can be a fantastic way to increase your vitamin intake.
2. Antioxidant powerhouse
Ginger, one of the main ingredients in this jam, is known for its high antioxidant content. Antioxidants help fight harmful free radicals in the body, protect your cells from oxidative stress, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers. By incorporating rhubarb ginger jam into your meals, you can increase your antioxidant intake and support your body’s defense mechanisms.
3. Digestive aid
Ginger is known for its digestive properties. It can help relieve various gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion, bloating, and nausea. The combination of ginger and rhubarb in this jam can relieve digestive discomfort and promote a healthy digestive system.
4. Anti-inflammatory properties
Both rhubarb and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is a common underlying factor for many diseases. By consuming rhubarb ginger jam, you can help reduce inflammation in your body and potentially lower your risk of developing inflammatory diseases.
5. Helps with weight management
Rhubarb is low in calories and high in fiber. Foods rich in fiber can help you feel fuller for longer and aid in weight management by reducing cravings and promoting a healthy metabolism. Incorporating rhubarb ginger jam into a balanced diet can help you enjoy a tasty treat while supporting your weight control goals.
In summary, rhubarb ginger jam not only adds a burst of flavor to your morning toast or scones, but also offers a range of health benefits. From providing essential vitamins and antioxidants to aiding digestion and relieving inflammation, this homemade jam can be a nutritious addition to your pantry. Enjoy the benefits of rhubarb and ginger by making your own batch of this delicious jam!