Black Currant Jam

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 5 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 18
Best Season: Fall


Currants contain anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. A diet rich in antioxidants defends you against health risks such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.



  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the black currants and lemon juice/zest. 

  2. As the mixture begins to boil, mash the fruit with the back of a fork until it breaks down. This should take 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.

  3. Stir in the honey, starting with 1 to 2 tablespoons. Taste, and add more honey (or sweetener of choice) to your liking.

  4. Add the chia seeds and stir to incorporate. Let the jam set for about 5 minutes to thicken.

  5. Cool and transfer to a jar or air-tight container and refrigerate. The jam will keep for approximately 2 weeks in the fridge and may be frozen.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories 27kcal
Calories from Fat 5kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg1%
Potassium 50mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C mg
Calcium 2 mg
Iron 2 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
Vitamin B12 mcg
Biotin mcg
Pantothenic Acid mg
Phosphorus mg
Iodine g
Magnesium mmol
Zinc mcg
Selenium mg
Copper mg
Manganese mg
Chromium mcg
Molybdenum mg
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $0.47

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

Keywords: Black Currants, Jam, Fruit
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