Those whose intake of sugar is restricted find themselves searching for good substitutes. One of the toughest to find is a tasty jar of intensely fruit-flavored, natural-tasting, sugar-free jam or preserves. Among the best we’ve had are made by La Nouba, a Belgian manufacturer of chocolates and confitures that uses maltitol, the most natural-tasting of the sugar substitutes. (Read about the different sugar substitutes.)
The “fruit spreads” are among the stars of the La Nouba line, made of 55% fruit picked at such a degree of ripeness that no one will notice the sugar substitute. Consumers of regular jams may even prefer the lack of cloying sweetness (although maltitol can have a laxative effect when eaten in large quantities; so, tempting as it might be to eat the entire jar of delicious contents with a spoon—don’t).
In addition to complementing toast, muffins, and a peanut butter sandwich, these preserves are marvelous when stirred into yogurt, or as a topping for ice cream. Try them with Breyers CarbSmart, Sugar Smart, or other sugar-free ice cream. The cherry and raspberry La Nouba preserves are great with vanilla or chocolate ice cream. Or, put a spoonful of cherry preserves into a glass of tea, Russian-style. Or, top a stack of pancakes.
You’ll have fun with these preserves. Happy jamming!
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LA NOUBA PRESERVES
Apricot, Blueberry, Morinello Cherry, Orange Marmalade, Strawberry,Raspberry and Four Fruits (Strawberry, Bilberry, Red Currant and Raspberry)
All natural with no added sugar or preservatives
Purchase online* in 8-jar cases at www.LaNouba.be
Search online for retailers that sell individual jars.
Luscious preserves, sugar-free.
Also available at retail stores nationwide. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to locate a retailer in your area.
*Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them. Purchase information is provided as a reader convenience.
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