The Best Jams If You're Looking to Reduce Refined Sugar

The Best Jams If You're Looking to Reduce Refined Sugar

A little known (but scary) fact is that jams & jellies have to have 55% + sugar to be classified as such. Don’t let that deter you from walking down this grocery aisle, there are some great options out there. Be sure to not only watch out for the sugar content, but also the type of sweetener (avoid high fructose corn syrup!) and sneaky filler and additive ingredients! Here are a few of our favorite options that also tick off the delicious box.


Best Low Sugar Jams

Chia Smash Superfood Jams

Sweetened naturally with dates, this is the lowest sugar jam on the market that doesn’t contain stevia, monkfruit or other zero-calorie sweeteners, and uses all real ingredients.

Sweetener: Date Syrup (made from 100% dates)
Sugar: 2g / serving (based on the Strawberry flavor)

Fior Di Frutta Fruit Spreads 

Sweetened with an apple juice concentrate (added sugar), this fruit spread is relatively low sugar when compared to other jams and doesn’t add preservatives.

Sweetener: apple juice concentrate
Sugar: 7g / serving (based on the Strawberry flavor)

Crofter's Just Fruit Spread

Sweetened using white grape juice concentrate (added sugar), this fruit spread is also relatively low sugar when compared to other jams.

Sweetener: grape juice concentrate
Sugar: 7g / serving (based on the Strawberry flavor

St Dalfour Fruit Spreads

Sweetened using a grape, date and pineapple juice concentrate, and a little higher on the sugar so just be mindful of your serving size.

Sweetener: grape, date & pineapple juice concentrate
Sugar: 11 g / serving (based on Strawberry flavor)

Trade Street Jams

While they use regular sugar, it is a very small amount. Plus, they have really interesting flavors and don’t add any preservatives.

Sweetener: sugar
Sugar: 3g / serving (based on Strawberry Chipotle)


Choosing a better for you option shouldn’t feel like a sacrifice, and none of these products make you feel like that. Check them out next time you’re browsing through the grocery store and hopefully you’ll find a new (low sugar) favorite!


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