Thursday, 6 August 2009

when life gives you kiwifruit...

go ahead and make some jam!

this is only half of what we were given...

Earlier this week, I was blessed with being given a huge box full of golden kiwifruit, and left with a dilemma of what to do with them all.  We ate some and then the rest started to ripen and I had to quickly think about what to do with them all.   I hate waste!

Kiwifruit aren't all that nice stewed (I've tried), and so I decided some jam making was in order.  I looked up loads of recipes on the internet, but couldn't find one that suited me.  So I made one up, after years of watching my mum make jam, I guess some knowledge actually sunk in!


Kiwifruit Jam

(makes 5 jars of jam)

6 cups chopped kiwifruit (around 18 kiwifruit)
7 cups sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 heaped Tbsp Kings Jam Setting Mix (Pectin)

Peel & chop kiwifruit into 1cm pieces.


Put into a put heated to a medium heat and stir gently until the fruit breaks down into mush.  This takes around 20 minutes.

Add the sugar and simmer until the sugar has dissolved completely.  This takes around another 20 minutes or so.


Skim off the froth.  Add the lemon juice and pectin to thicken and simmer whilst stirring for another ten minutes.

Remove from the heat and cool.  Place into sterilised jars and refrigerate until required. 

The jam doesn't taste like what you expect, it's a little "marmaladey" in flavour, but good - it's real good!

5 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

Yummy!!

Mommab@sbcglobal.net said...

Looks wonderfully yummy!!! Wish I was there to taste test it for you LOL Marion

Baba said...

Looks like it will be wonderful on toast, scones, and pancakes. Good Job!

global city condo said...

This fruit provides great nutritional benefits to people of all ages. It is a rich source of vitamin C and contains decent amounts of vitamins A and E. These vitamins help keep our immune systems fighting infections, strokes, and heart disease.

There is a high fiber content in this fruit which helps prevent colon cancer. Also it helps in improving diseases such as diabetes, by controlling sugar levels. Fiber has also been proven to reduce cholesterol levels, improving the conditions of patients with cardiovascular diseases and lowering the probability of heart attacks.

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Do you know that........

Kiwifruit is the most nutrient-rich of the top 26 fruits consumed in the world today. It also has the highest density of any fruit for vitamin C and magnesiumóa limited mineral in the food supply of most affluent countries and a nutrient important for cardiovascular health. Among the top three low-sodium, high-potassium fruits, kiwifruit ranks number one, having more potassium than a banana or citrus fruits.

Based on the data published in the international scientific literature and the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationís approved legal definition of a good (>10% of the daily value (DV)) or excellent (>20% of the DV) source, kiwifruit may be classified as an excellent source of vitamin C as well as dietary fiber. By the FDA's definition, kiwifruit would also be a good source of vitamin E and potassium. Kiwifruit is low fat and contains no cholesterol.

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