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Chia seeds are amazing. These tiny little seeds are packed with fibre, omega-3 fatty acids and are low in net carbs. They are perfect for making low-carb jams where they act as thickening agent, because they can absorb up to 12 times their weight of liquid when soaked.
Apart from berry jams, I use chia for making keto puddings, healthy breakfast smoothies, grain-free cereal and crackers. Ground chia seeds can even be used for thickening sauces or in low-carb tortillas. If you search "chia" on my blog, you will find all the recipes using them.
Just like chia seeds, blackberries are low in sugar and net carbs. A cup of blackberries only contains about 6 grams of net carbs which is even less than other berries. August-September is the best time to pick them. The only drawback is that they don't last fresh for long, no more than 2-3 days when refrigerated. Every year, we pick 10-20 pounds of blackberries, most of which I either freeze or turn into chia jam and preserve in jars.
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Serving size 1 tbsp, 20 g / 0.7 oz
Allergy information for Sugar-Free Blackberry Chia Jam
✔ Gluten free
✔ Dairy free
✔ Egg free
✔ Nut free
✔ Nightshade free
✔ Pork free
✔ Avocado free
✔ Coconut free
✔ Fish free
✔ Shellfish free
✔ Beef free
Nutritional values (per serving, 1 tbsp, 20 g / 0.7 oz)
Net carbs1 grams
Calories from carbs 39%, protein 19%, fat 42%
Total carbs2.2 gramsFiber1.3 gramsSugars0.9 gramsSaturated fat0 gramsSodium0 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium3 mg(1% RDA)Potassium30 mg(1% EMR)
Ingredients (makes about2 1/4 cups / 540 g)
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