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Great on toast, oatmeal, with peanut butter, or yogurt, this Hibiscus Cherry Chia Jam is an easy, homemade jam made with some seriously nutritious ingredients plus delicious sweet cherry flavour. It’s easy to make, requires no sweeteners or added sugar, and is made with only 3 ingredients (not counting water, that is!).
I’ve partnered with NW Cherry Growers to bring you this sweet cherry recipe—a staple in my fridge that replaces store-bought jam! Sweet cherries are at their peak between the months of June and August and are perfectly fresh and sweet this time of year. They’re great to snack on during the summer and can also be frozen towards the end of the season to enjoy through the rest of the year. You can make this recipe with either fresh or frozen sweet cherries, which means you can make it all year round.
If you’ve never cooked with sweet cherries before, definitely give it a try because unlike other cherry varieties, they are, as the name suggests, much sweeter and less sour.
Cherries are rich in potassium, which helps the body regulate blood pressure. They’re powerful for helping to reduce inflammation and can provide natural relief for gout symptoms–something I learned from my uncle and grandfather, who both experience gout symptoms.
Recently, I learned that cherries are also rich in melatonin, the hormone that regulates our sleep cycle.
Hibiscus in this recipe is hydrating, high in antioxidants and can support healthy blood pressure. Chia seeds are also hydrating and provide the jam-like texture to the recipe. Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein and omega-3s. Listen, I wasn’t lying when I said this jam is jam packed with some serious nutrition!
Secret to success
If freezing your sweet cherries, I recommend pitting before storing in the freezer. When using, allow them to thaw, or heat before use for best results.
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