Fig Jam/Preserve

Fig Jam/Preserve

(without added pectin)

  • 1 lb (453 gms) chopped fresh figs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4th cups sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Procedure:

To Prepare Chopped Figs – Pour boiling water over figs; let stand 10 minutes. Drain, stem and chop figs.

To Make Jam – Sterilize canning jars. Measure and add ¾ cup water and sugar to figs. Slowly bring to boiling, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Cook rapidly until thick. Stir frequently to prevent sticking. Add lemon juice and cook 1 minute longer. If you like a smooth consistency then you can blend it with a hand blender. 

Pour hot jam into hot jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; put the metal canning lids. Process the jar in a Boiling Water Canner to give it better shelf life. If you wish to skip the process of boiling the filled jar in water then you simply have to store the preserve in the refrigerator. 

Wonders Of Figs -Figs work as an effective in balancing the excess Vata in the body and is also a natural remedy for controlling blood pressure, treats constipation, piles, digestive issues.

– Figs contain 17 different types of amino acids. They are high in antioxidants and studies suggest the anti cancer properties.

– Figs richness in iron makes it a perfect fruit to treat Anemia.

– Figs alkalizes the body blood and maintains proper ph of blood.

– The richness in calcium makes them ideal for heart, bones, digestive and reproductive health.- Ayurveda chiefly uses the latex of the fruit as medicine which contains an enzyme ficin that possess powerful anthelmintic property which battles worm infestation.

– Ayurveda chiefly uses the latex of the fruit as medicine which contains an enzyme ficin that possess powerful anthelmintic property which battles worm infestation.

So interesting about the fig tree has been mentioned and considered sacred in different religions and cultures around the world.

In Hindu philosophy the Hindu god, Vishnu, the supreme deity of Vaishnavism, was said to have been born under a holy fig tree. … In the Hindu holy book, the Bhagavad Gita, the holy fig tree represents the many branches of consciousness that are all connected to the same eternal source.

Adam and Eve used fig leaves to cover their nakedness. “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” (Genesis 3:7).In ancient Egypt, pharaohs believed that when they died their souls would encounter a Fig tree at the edge of the desert, and that the goddess Hathor would emerge from the foliage to welcome them to heaven

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