If you like figs, discover how to prepare a delicious fig jam ideal for autumn, with this simple homemade recipe to make it at home.
If there is a characteristic food of autumn, it is figs, although it is true that we can begin to find them in many markets and specialized stores, especially from the month of September. Whether consumed fresh or dried, they stand out for being tremendously nutritious fruits, which provide us with the essential nutrients that our body needs during the autumn season.
In fact, they are excellent when it comes to relieving and improving autumnal depression (also popularly known as autumnal asthenia), especially for their incredible richness in group B vitamins, essential for maintaining good health of our nervous system. In addition, its sugar content is ideal for giving us vitality and reducing generalized weakness.
However, did you know that figs originate from the Middle East, and have been known for more than 5,000 years in Egypt? They were fruits that were already growing in the famous hanging gardens of Babylon, and it is believed that it was King Louis XIV who officially promoted their cultivation in France as an official product destined for the royal table.
With them we can develop different natural remedies, very useful to relieve or reduce certain conditions or disorders. For example, figs with milk are an ideal homemade recipe to improve intestinal transit and reduce constipation. We can also dry figs and make our own dried figs ourselves. Or prepare a delicious fig jam, ideal to enjoy in the autumn months.
Fig jam recipe, ideal for autumn
Ingredients you need:
- 1,200kg. figs (fresh)
- 1kg of sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Preparation of the fig jam:
First, wash the figs well and peel them. Then grind them well until you get a puree of figs. Now cut the lemon in half, squeeze it and reserve its juice.
In a saucepan, ideal for making preserves, add a tablespoon of lemon juice, the sugar, the thickener and the fig puree. Heat until it reaches the boiling point, and cook stirring from time to time. When it starts to foam remove the foam.
To finish, put the jam in previously sterilized glass jars. Ready! Enjoy.