Blueberry, Lime and Black Pepper Jam

Blueberry, Lime and Black Pepper Jam

This is as simple and quick as recipes can be.  There’s something magical about the combination of lime, black pepper and a little fire under the pan to bring out the sweetness and flavour of those blueberries without adding sugar. I love this on pancakes, breakfast oats and crackers. Keep in the fridge and use within five days.

Cooking info

  • Prep time 5m
  • Cook time 5m
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Serves 1

Nutrition (1 heaped teaspoon)

  • 28 Calories
  • 7g Carbs
  • 0g Protein
  • 0g Total fat
  • 0g Saturated fat
  • 0mg Cholesterol
  • 5g Sugar
  • 1g Fibre
  • 7mg Sodium

Nutritional info

Blueberries get their purple colour from the antioxidant anthocyanin. Antioxidants protect our bodies from free radicals which damage our healthy cells. Blueberries are an excellent source of fibre which supports our digestive system. They are also a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.

High levels of vitamin C boost your immune system, keeps gums healthy, and aids in healing wounds and bruises. Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron.

Vitamin K helps the blood clot preventing excessive bleeding by assisting the wound healing.

Manganese is an essential trace mineral which is involved in the formation of bones and helps balance hormones. It also protects against free radical damage.

High levels of vitamin C boost your immune system, keeps gums healthy, and aids in healing wounds and bruises. Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron

Vitamin K helps the blood clot preventing excessive bleeding by assisting the wound healing.

Manganese is an essential trace mineral which is involved in the formation of bones and helps balance hormones. It also protects against free radical damage.

Ingredients

1 serving

Feeds 8

  • 250 g Blueberries
  • 0.5 Lime juice
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Lime zest

Method

Tips

  • Be gentle and cook on the lowest heat to preserve those precious nutrients.

  • Dark berries are great with lime, red berries work better with lemon.

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