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Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam

This mixed berry chia seed jam is so quick and easy to make! No elaborate jam-making or canning required. Perfect for using up your summer fruit.

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Berries, berries, berries! Nothing beats a bowl of ripe berries on a hot summer day.

I often get carried away at the farmers market and buy far more berries than I can eat within a week. One way I use up the extras is making this easy chia seed jam!

I am no expert when it comes to making jam, which is why I LOVE chia seed jam.

All you do is toss some chopped up fruit with sugar (or honey) and lemon juice, and cook the fruit until the pieces break down. Then, you stir in some chia seeds and let the jam cool.

The chia seeds absorb the extra liquid from the fruit and expand, acting as a natural thickener for the jam. That’s it!

It will keep in the fridge for a few weeks, and it's great for spreading on toast or stirring into yogurt.

This mixed berry chia seed jam is a blend of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. However, you can use any combination of berries or fruits that you like. Just make sure that you start off with about 2 1/2 cups of fruit.

The jam tastes better if you use ripe berries, but you can always add another teaspoon or two of sugar if your berries are not quite ripe yet.

If you want an extra bit of zing in the jam, consider adding a teaspoon of grated ginger before you cook the fruits. The flavor of the ginger works very well with the berries!

Hybrid Berry Plants

Hybrid berry plants are closely related to the berry plants you are familiar with: blackberries, raspberries, and more. Rest assured, no genetic engineering was involved in creating these plants – just good old fashioned plant breeding! How does it work? Breeders moved pollen between different (but closely related) berry plants and then planted the resulting seeds. These seeds became new berry plants and only the cream of the crop plants were chosen to become new varieties. Think of hybrid berries as “cousins” of the berries you already know and love! Add hybrid berry plants to your garden and enjoy bountiful yields of unique and flavorful fruit.

To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a hybrid berry plant.

Zone Compatibility

Your climate plays an important role in whether a berry plant will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a plant, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.

Proper Pollination

All of these berry plants are self-pollinating, so planting a pollinating partner to increase the size of your crops is completely optional. You’ll get fruit with only one plant!

Mixed berry seeds

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