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Fig Preserves/Jam



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Contributed by: RibbitAdded: Aug 13, 2011 at 08:56 AM


Description:

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)

Category:
  • Other


Ingredients:
  • 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.
    Note:
    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.





Blood Type Diet Analysis:

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Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

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

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

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.


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

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