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Fig Preserves/Jam
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Contributed by: RibbitAdded: Aug 13, 2011 at 08:56 AM


This jam has no sugar; it's sweetened with agave. There is no need for pectin because figs make their own naturally.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Other
  • 8 cups mashed figs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup agave nectar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
How to make it:
  1. Gently mash figs.
  2. Measure out 8 cups into a big pot.
  3. Add lemon juice.
  4. Add agave nectar.
  5. Add cinnamon sticks [or other compliant substitute].
  6. Cook on low or medium, stirring as often as needed to keep it from sticking to the bottom.
  7. In 1 1/2 hours or so, it will begin to thicken. Continue cooking until most of the liquid is gone.
  8. Pour into jars and store in the fridge.
  9. If you want to 'can' the preserves, sterilize jars (boil for ten minutes in a water bath canner--not a pressure canner).
  10. Fill very hot jars with very hot preserves, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace.
  11. Run a knife gently around the inside of the jar to remove air bubbles.
  12. Top with newly-purchased lids and rings.
  13. With canning tongs, lower each jar down into the hot water and bring back to a boil.
  14. Make sure there's enough water to top the jars by an inch. Boil gently for 10 minutes.
  15. Remove from water and set on a towel for 12-24 hours. Make sure each top is indented and sealed.
  16. Store on a dark, cool shelf or in the fridge if you want.
    do not leave out the lemon juice if you want to can the preserves. Figs are not acidic like other fruits and you have add the acid to keep from pressure canning.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Fig (Fresh/Dried)1 ,2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Agave Syrup  N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cinnamon2 N N N N A A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Aug 13, 2011 at 12:09 AM By: Lola
    • Revised Aug 13, 2011 at 12:35 AM By: C Sharp