Medlar jam, a healthy recipe

This time we bring you another way to eat loquats. It is a delicious, easy, fast, cheap and very healthy recipe. You can’t ask for more, we present the recipe for homemade medlar jam.

Homemade medlar jam, a delicious seasonal fruit

The medlar is a delicious sweet fruit with very beneficial nutritional properties for our health. The only pity is that their season is not too long. Therefore, we must take advantage of the time of these fruits and that it does not lack in our kitchen.

Being a somewhat short seasonal fruit, the best way to enjoy its flavor throughout the year is through a jam recipe. Jams are recipes that make us enjoy seasonal fruit throughout the year.

Medlar benefits

Medlar is a delicious spring fruit with a sweet and sour taste with various nutritional benefits. It is a fruit that for many goes unnoticed due to the great variety of fruits that our gastronomy offers us in spring.

If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend that you do so. It is a fruit with a unique aroma, flavor and texture that makes this food an essential ingredient in our spring diet.

That sweetness with an acid point that it gives us is a gift for our palate. In addition, the benefits of medlar are remarkable in vitamins and minerals. These ingredients can not be missing in our kitchen.

A healthy jam

Medlar jam brings us benefits to our diet , since medlars are fruits with healthy nutritional properties. They are rich in vitamin A and fiber. On the other hand, they hardly provide us with calories.

Therefore, we found an ingredient to make healthy recipes that you are sure to love.

When to take the medlar jam?

We can eat the medlars raw, fresh and in season. Likewise, the jam can be combined in different recipes. Spread on a toast of bread is a delight that we can combine with butter or fresh cheese.

We can also use this jam easily as a filling for sponge cakes, in crepes, with yogurt or as a dressing in salad recipes.

Medlar jam

This time we bring you another way to eat loquats. It is a delicious, easy, fast, cheap and very healthy recipe.

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 Recipe type Mmermelada
 Recipe type Mediterranean
 Main fruit Loose
 Preparation time hour
 Total time hour
 For how many people? normal cans


  • 750 grams peeled and pitted medlar
  • 200 grams brown sugar or pan
  • cucharada agua
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1/2 lemon peel (optional)
  • unit ground cloves (optional)

Recipe preparation

  1. First, wash the fruit well, peel it, remove the stone and chop it.

  2. Next, we put it in a container with the brown sugar or panela, the lemon juice and if we want to add the lemon peel. I let it sit tightly covered overnight, although a couple of hours is enough.

  3. Add all the above ingredients with a tablespoon of water to a pot. It is time to add the ground cloves, if desired. Put on a low heat for approximately 30 minutes. Do not stop stirring and add a little more water if necessary.

  4. Let cool and store in a suitable container. Once the jam is cold, thick. I like it with pieces, but if you prefer it finer, it can be crushed.

Recipe tips

You can use white, brown or whole sugar or panela. Personally, whenever the recipe allows me, I like to use panela. Therefore, I recommend it, since it provides us with nutrients that refined sugar does not provide us.

You can also add the lemon peel .

As a final recommendation, I add a ground clove that gives it a touch of aroma.

Conservation advice for medlar jam

I recommend using glass containers. Before using them, it is advisable to previously style them to eliminate harmful bacteria. To do this, boil the containers in a pot for approximately 20 minutes. Also, be careful when removing the containers from the pot and not burn them. You can use canine forceps.

To preserve the jam for a long time, place it hot inside the container one centimeter from the edge. Then cover vigorously and turn over leaving the part of the lid on a cloth, on the table. It is important that the jam is very hot when introducing it into the container.

Finally, when the jam is cold, turn again. In this way it is preserved in a vacuum.

It can also be done in a water bath if the previous process does not go well.

This advice is transferable to any homemade jam that we make.

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Medlar jam is another healthy way to eat this delicious seasonal fruit that cannot be absent from our kitchen. It’s easy to make and it’s also one of my favorite recipes.

I hope you like it.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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