We are pleased to bring you our line of extreme wild berry jams. We call them “extreme” because our jams are made with whole wild berries kettle cooked slowly to the proper concentration and consistency with a minimum of added sugars and pectin. As a result, our jams are deeper in rich, berry flavor and higher in nutrition. Most of our jams contain Alaska wildflower honey as part of the sweetener. Our delicious Mixed Berry Fruit Spread contains only pear concentrate as sweetener, and may be appropriate for use by people with diabetes and other sugar sensitivities.
The high nutritional value of berries is well-documented. Berries, and especially blueberries and lingonberries (low bush cranberries), are at the very top of the list of foods with high antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds that help increase the body’s immune function and protect against cancer, heart disease, and high cholesterol, among other conditions and diseases. The farther north these berries grow, the higher the nutritional value. Wild Alaskan lingonberries, blueberries, and salmonberries - growing far from sources of air and water pollution - are especially prized. The Dr. Oz Show did a spot on lingonberries on October 5th. They mentioned the health benefits above, and called them a Scandinavian berry ... we know better! Enjoy our wonderful Alaskan lingonberries, also found in our Low Bush Cranberry Sauce - perfect as a poultry and meat sauce!
What a better way to take care of your health than to eat delicious and nutritious foods!
You can purchase a sampler of all four jams in our Alaska Wild Harvest Jam Crate. Our wild harvest jams are included in most of our gift baskets and crates.
Our wild blueberry jam contains 60% berries, sugar, Alaska wildflower honey, lemon juice, orange peel, and citric acid. Only Pomona's low sugar pectin is used sparingly in this jam. Nutritious, deep and flavorful. Available in 3.7 oz and 6.3 oz jar.
Salmonberries, related to raspberries, are found in coastal Alaska and Canada. Our delicious jam contains 50% berries, sugar, wildflower honey, lemon juice, Pomona's pectin, calcium, and citric acid. Pectin is necessary for salmonberry to gel, but we use a low-sugar pectin so that we can still keep the proportion of sugars down. It does contains seeds, though we have filtered out approximately 2/3 of them. This jam is unusual and delicious and, as salmonberries are highly valued by Alaskans, currently our best-selling jam. Our salmonberries are picked primarily in the wilds of Kodiak Island, off Alaska's southern shore. Available in 3.7 and 6.3 ounce jars.
Lingonberries, or low-bush cranberries, are tart, intensely flavorful, and nutritious. They are reported to be 30% higher in anti-oxidants than blueberries, with potential benefits for digestive ailments, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, infections, and even cancer. They are well known in Scandinavian countries as "lingonberries" and better known in Alaska as "low bush cranberries". They grow very low to the ground and in good berry years carpet the high tundra and forest floors in many parts of Alaska and Canada. Our jam contains 60% lingonberries, sugar, Alaska wildflower honey, and a bit of orange peel. No pectin in this jam, as lingonberries have enough natural pectin. Available in 3.7 oz and 6.3 oz jars. Note that our low bush cranberry sauce(see Low Bush Cranberry Sauce) is also made with lingonberries and comes in a 9 oz. jar. FRESH LINGONBERRIES ARE IN!
Our mixed berry jam contains all the deep flavors and healthful properties of the three wild berries. It contains 60% berries (a mix of blueberries, lingonberries, and salmonberries), sugar, wildflower honey, lemon juice, orange peel,Pomona's low-sugar pectin, and citric acid. Delightful blend of flavors in a 3.7 or 6.3 ounce jar.
Our delicious mixed berry fruit spread combines wild blueberries, lingonberries (lowbush cranberries), salmonberries, and raspberries; sweetened with only pear concentrate. NO ADDED SUGAR!! Deeply flavorful. Great for those who are watching their sugar intake. 3.7 or 6.3 oz. jar.
This wonderful Alaskan honey is collected near McGrath in interior Alaska and in the Susitna Valley in south central Alaska, in the river valley that flows off the Alaska Range. A true raw wildflower honey, blending the nectar from berry and wildflowers of the Alaskan early summer with the fireweed of late summer. It is fine flavored - light to medium amber and sweet, without being cloying. Please note, some "fireweed honey" is made by boiling fireweed blossoms and adding sugar to thicken. THIS ALASKAN HONEY IS TRUE RAW ALASKAN WILDFLOWER HONEY, produced by bees - the real thing. We also use this honey in combination with our pure birch syrup in our Wild Alaska Birched Honey. You honey lovers - give them both a try! Comes in a convenient squeeze top plastic container.
Our Flying Squirrel Birch Nut Granola made by former "sap sucker" Anita Golton at her well-known, and well-loved, Talkeetna Bakery/Cafe - The Flying Squirrel - using our pure birch syrup as an ingredient. Made in her wood-fired oven, this granola is full of dried apricots, walnuts, and crunchy goodness! Lightly sweetened with birch syrup and a little brown sugar.