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Old 07-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Very Low Carb Jelly

Now that I've discovered flaxseed meal toast, I'm jonesing for some jelly.

I tried making 0-carb strawberry jelly by adding 1 tsp of xantham gum to 1.5 cups of DaVinci SF strawberry syrup.

The consistency was just right, but the flavor tasted more like strawberry Jello than strawberry jelly. It just doesn't work on my toast.

Has anyone had success with something similar? Perhaps a different flavor would work better.

How about the Walden Farms spreads, are they good, and if so, which flavors are best?

Thanks,

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Old 07-28-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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Polaner SF All Fruit with Fiber is 2 net carbs per tbl (strawberry or blueberry) and tastes way better than the WF frankenjellies.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
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I agree with Lisa, plus this jam is wonderful..Nature's Hollow Sugar Free Preserves

I also like the Smucker's stuff, too.

It's not like you use 5 Tbs. per serving, is it?? LOL
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Another vote for the Polaner SF with Fiber. However, the grape jelly and apricot preserves have even less net carbs (1 each and <1 sugar for the grape and 0 sugar for the apricot preserves. I just bought the apricot the other day and really liked it. Had the grape before and liked that too.

They have $1.00 coupon on their site.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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Now that I've discovered flaxseed meal toast, I'm jonesing for some jelly.

I tried making 0-carb strawberry jelly by adding 1 tsp of xantham gum to 1.5 cups of DaVinci SF strawberry syrup.

The consistency was just right, but the flavor tasted more like strawberry Jello than strawberry jelly. It just doesn't work on my toast.

Has anyone had success with something similar? Perhaps a different flavor would work better.

How about the Walden Farms spreads, are they good, and if so, which flavors are best?

Thanks,

Al
Hi Al

You may find posts #42, #48, and #56 (using frozen strawberries), Page 2 of this thread helpful for SF Jam:

Liquid Stevia ;-)

and post #62 Page 3 for SF jelly:

"Zero Carb Jelly ;-)
Hi again ;-)

I've made some specialty jellies using liquid Stevia sugar free syrups (also works with Atkins, Torani, etc.)

1c Liquid Stevia Sugar Free Syrup (0 carbs)
1t Calcium Water (0 carbs)
1.5t Pomona's Universal Pectin (0 carbs)

Bring syrup and calcium water to boil, remove from heat, add pectin, blend with stick mixer (or in blender), return to boil. Pour into 1 cup Kerr jelly jar, screw on two piece lid, place in pot with water to cover, boil for 5 minutes plus 1 minute for every 1000 feet above sea level. Cool, check lids for seal (should be 'sucked down'), refrigerate until set. I made mint jelly using liquid stevia peppermint paddy sugar free syrup and blackberry jelly using DaVinci Blackberry sugar free syrup. Both are excellent. With all of the sugar free flavors available in syrup form there are amazing possibilities for truly zero carb jellies...;-)

PS: Just made Smores jelly (1/2c DaVinci Chocolate and 1/2c DaVinci Toasted Marshmallow Sugar Free Syrups) and chocolate peanut butter jelly (1/2c DaVinci Chocolate and 1/2c DaVinci Peanut Butter Sugar Free Syrups)... ;-0

PPS: If you are not satisfied with the taste, you can melt the jelly by placing the jar in boiling water, add additional flavor, sweetener, or other ingredients and reset the jelly in your refrigerator...;-)"

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I like the Smuckers. They taste more like the stuff I am use too. I like the Blackberry jam and orange marmalade. I used the orange marmalade as a filling for Linda's Orange Dream cake.
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Flax toast? Got a link for that? I'd search myself but for some reason I never have much luck finding specific recipes.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:32 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. That Polaner looks good, but I'd want to spread it pretty thinly.

Does maltodextrin really count only as dietary fiber (as they state on their nutrition facts labels)?

That is indeed the flax recipe I use -- that is so good that my only problem is eating too much of it.
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I really like the WF grape jelly and my parents like the blueberry.
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Now that I've discovered flaxseed meal toast, I'm jonesing for some jelly.

I tried making 0-carb strawberry jelly by adding 1 tsp of xantham gum to 1.5 cups of DaVinci SF strawberry syrup.

The consistency was just right, but the flavor tasted more like strawberry Jello than strawberry jelly. It just doesn't work on my toast.

Has anyone had success with something similar? Perhaps a different flavor would work better.

How about the Walden Farms spreads, are they good, and if so, which flavors are best?

Thanks,

Al
I just got the walden farms apple butter and its awesome. It taste like real apple butter.
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Did you cook the syrup down at all? Maybe concentrating it would make it seem less like Jell-O. Or add some Capella drops, or dry drink mix (like Crystal light or kool aid) to enhance the flavor.

I haven't gotten around to experimenting yet, but I've thought about adding egg yolks* to a sugar-free jelly to give it some body and flavor...I've been un-blown away with the SF jellies/jams I've tried so far (although the Polaner "sugar free with fiber" is decent; especially the blackberry. I would also try adding some Poly D as a sweetener/thickener.

*The idea of egg yolks comes from fruit curd...I used to be a big fan of lemon curd!!!

Also, mixing your homemade jelly with some cream cheese might make it a little more satisfying.

I found several sources with nutritional info on maltodextrin, and none of them listed ANY of the carbs as fiber
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Love all pilsner sugar free products. Use the orange marmalade for glazes and marinades. Use the blackberry for salad dressings.
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Polaner SF All Fruit with Fiber is 2 net carbs per tbl (strawberry or blueberry) and tastes way better than the WF frankenjellies.
Netrition just got the Polaner Sugar Free with Fiber jelly, preserves and marmalade in stock this week.

Polaner Sugar Free Preserves with Fiber
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #15
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WF "jelly" needs lots of work.

I use a diabetic jelly from a company called "50". You should find it in the diet products aisle. A nice variety of flavors incl orange marmelade. Check your labels for gr/portion size. Most reasonable. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:25 AM   #16
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I use JoknAl fruit spreads. Strawberry and Apricot. They are great.
I don't try to make my own. Even if good, they would go bad before I used them up because of no preservatives. They have more flavors too. Netrition has them
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