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Top 10 Best Healthy Jellies to Buy Online 2020

Breakfast is hardly complete without a large shmear of jelly, but most conventional jellies are full of preservative, stabilizers, and excessive sugars. That’s why we decided to figure out what makes a great healthy jelly.

In our research, we found that the best jellies contain just fruit, sugar, and pectin, fit your macronutrient needs, and are non-GMO. They might not even be jellies at all but jams and preserves instead. Keeping these things in mind, we’ve come up a list of our favorite healthy jellies available online.
  • Last updated: 10-24-2019
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Top 10 Best Healthy Jellies to Buy Online

No matter how healthy a jelly is, it does you no good if you don’t like the flavor! So be sure to read reviews to get a good idea for the taste before you buy.

1. Crofters Organic Concord Grape Premium Spread (16 oz)

$9.99

TypeJelly
IngredientsOrganic Concord grape purée, organic cane sugar, apple pectin, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), citric acid
Per ServingServing size: 1 tbsp, Calories: 30, Carbs: 8g, Sugar: 8g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official CertificationsOrganic, non-GMO

2. 365 Everyday Value Organic Mixed Berry Conserve (17 oz)

$3.99

TypeJam
IngredientsOrganic fruit (blueberries, strawberries, seedless blackberry puree, seedless raspberry puree), organic cane sugar, natural fruit pectin, ascorbic acid, citric acid
Per ServingServing size: 1 tbsp, Calories: 40, Carbs: 10g, Sugar: 10g, Fiber: 0g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official CertificationsOrganic, vegan

3. Diabliss Mixed Fruit Jam with Herbal Extract Blend (11.5 oz)

$11.59

TypeJam
IngredientsFruit pulp (mango, papaya, banana, watermelon, sapodilla, grapes, musk melon), DiaBliss sugar (cane sugar, fenugreek, cinnamon, black pepper, pomegranate, dried ginger, turmeric, Indian gooseberry), pectin, citric acid, beetroot, roselle extract
Per ServingServing size: 1 tsp, Calories: 17, Carbs: 4.2g, Sugar: 3g, Fiber: 0g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official Certifications

4. Trade Street Jam Co. Strawberry Chipotle + Fig

$13.99

TypeJam
IngredientsStrawberry, dried fig, sugar, chipotle pepper, lemon juice
Per ServingServing size: 1 tbsp, Calories: 15, Carbs: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Fiber: 1g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official CertificationsVegan

5. Newport Jerky Company GATOR Jam

$12.99

TypeJam
IngredientsApple, raspberry, orange juice, tangerine, lemon juice, pectin, ginger
Per ServingServing size: 1 tbsp, Calories: 50, Carbs: 13g, Sugar: 12g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official Certifications

6. The Jam Stand Blueberry Bourbon Jam (10 oz)

$14.99

TypeJam
IngredientsBlueberries, sugar, bourbon, pectin, vanilla extract
Per ServingServing size: 1 tbsp, Calories: 40, Carbs: 10g, Sugar: 9g, Fiber: 1g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official Certifications

7. Nature’s Hollow Sugar-Free Apricot Jam (10 oz)

$10.99

TypeJam
IngredientsXylitol, water, apricots, pectin powder, xanthan gum, citric acid
Per ServingServing size: 1 tbsp, Calories: 15, Carbs: 9g, Sugar: 0g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official CertificationsNon-GMO

8. Spread The Love Artisan Jam, Raspberry

$11.99

TypeJam
IngredientsRaspberries, sugar
Per ServingServing size: 1 tbsp, Calories: 60, Carbs: 14g, Sugar: 13g, Fiber: 1g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official CertificationsNon-GMO, vegan, gluten-free

9. Mrs. Miller’s Amish Made Hot Pepper Jelly (2 Pack, 9 oz Each)

$11.77

TypeJelly
IngredientsGreen and red peppers, jalapeno peppers, sugar, vinegar, pectin, water, concentrated extract of chili peppers with soybean oil, salt, citric acid.
Per ServingServing size: 1 tbsp, Calories: 50, Carbs: 13g, Sugar: 11g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official Certifications

10. Good Good Sweet Jam with Stevia (12 oz)

$7.40

TypeJam
IngredientsBlueberries, water, sweetener (erythritol, stevia extract), gelling agent(pectins), acid (citric acid), preservatives (potassium sorbate), acidity regulator (calcium citrates)
Per ServingServing size: 1 tbsp, Calories: 5, Carbs: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Fiber: 0g, Fat: 0g, Protein: 0g
Official Certifications

How to Choose a Healthy Jelly – Buying Guide

While picking a jelly can be a very personal decision, here are some factors that can help you find the healthiest options.

Jams and Preserves Are Often Healthier than Jellies

Jams and Preserves Are Often Healthier than Jellies
While jams, jellies, and preserves are often used interchangeably, they’re actually a bit different. Jelly uses fruit juice as the base whereas jams and preserves both use whole fruit chunks, which means they have more fiber and nutrients. This also gives them more texture and flavor variance, if that’s something you appreciate.
That being said, jams and preserves aren’t automatically healthier as they can also include artificial ingredients and excess sugar.

Quality Ingredients Make for Quality Jellies

Avoid Additives and Stabilizers Besides Pectin

Avoid Additives and Stabilizers Besides Pectin
When looking at the ingredients list, you want to see an ingredients list that looks like something you could find in your pantry—fruit, some sugar, and not much else.
One thing that will almost invariably be in your jelly, though, is pectin. Pectin is a type of fiber naturally found in all fruit and serves as a gelling agent. Some fruits, such as lemons, apples, and cranberries, have higher amounts of pectin and thus may not need additional pectin to turn them into jam or jelly. On the other hand, most other fruits will likely require added pectin. In the healthiest jellies, pectin should be the only added gelling agent, so try to avoid other stabilizers, gums, and additives.

Watch Out for Added Sugars—Artificial and Natural

Watch Out for Added Sugars—Artificial and Natural
By its nature, jelly requires sugar in order to develop its spreadable, gel-like texture. But that doesn’t mean that it needs to be saturated with it. Some jellies contain less sugar thanks to different varieties of pectin. So when looking at the nutrition label, try to look for a jelly that has less than 8 grams of added sugar per serving.
On the other hand, some jellies lower their sugar content by using artificial sweeteners. Check the ingredients list to see what kind of sweeteners they use. Some people have sensitivities to stevia or erythritol, and if you aren’t sure if your body can handle it, artificial sweeteners may be best to avoid.

Look for Official Certifications for Peace of Mind

Look for Official Certifications for Peace of Mind
Fruits often top the list of foods produced using GMOs and pesticides, so to avoid any risky contamination, it’s best to look for official non-GMO or organic stamps. Of course, if you have food sensitivities or restrictions, look for certifications that meet your needs too.

Summary

While most healthy jellies often still contain a fair amount of sugar, it’s pretty easy to find options that cut out the rest of the junk. So as long as you keep an eye on your serving size, jelly can, in fact, be a healthy food.
By Jacqueline Oshiro

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