Common store-bought jams are about 65% sugar; in other words, every tablespoon contains about two teaspoons of sugar – yikes!
This jam, however, is made from our frozen Acai Pure, a nutrient powerhouse straight out of the Amazon rainforest with double the antioxidant concentration of blueberries and Omegas 3,6 & 9. Combined with chia seeds, which swell up and absorb about 10–12 times their weight in liquid, and you’ve got jam that’s delicious and good for you.
Despite their small size, chia seeds are jam-packed (excuse the pun) with important nutrients. They are an excellent source of antioxidants, fibre, iron and calcium. They're also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.
And with many of us not meeting our daily requirement of fibre, chia seeds are an excellent way to hit this goal. There's about 10g of fibre in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds – making a significant contribution to the 25–30g Australians are recommended to consume daily.
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Acai Chia Jam
1 Amazonia Açaí Pure Superfood Pack
1 tbsp sweetener of choice (maple syrup, rice malt syrup, honey)
¹/₃ cup chia seeds
Combine Açaí and sweetener in a saucepan and melt over a medium heat
Add chia seeds and stir until it reaches a thick consistency
Remove from heat
Once cooled, transfer into a glass jar
Keep sealed and refrigerated