Spread It On Thick

A thick, tasty fruit spread loaded with antioxidants.

That’s what you’ll want to do with the new Crofter’s Superfruit Spreads.

The organic Canadian jams are made with Fair Trade sugar, and have no artificial flavors or preservatives. They’re also made with so-called superfruits that are apparently high in antioxidants. Those include yumberries, a subtropical fruit from China; acai, palm berries that grow in tropical Central and South America; and maqui berries from Argentina and Chile.

The jams come in four flavors: “North American” (classic cranberry and blueberry), “South American” (exotic blend of Maqui berry and passionfruit), “European” (Old world pomegranate and black currant), and “Asian” (bright blend of yumberry and raspberry).

What you’ll notice right away is the nice tang they all have. They’re not overloaded with sugar like so many other jams. Because they’re all made of dark red, blue and purple fruits, too, the spreads have a deep, complex berry-like taste. Each small jar contains a whopping pound of fruit.

“The “Asian” really sings of raspberries. The “North American” gives a classic PB&J sandwich a modern taste. In fact, I even used it when I made these fab Martha Stewart “Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes.”

One tablespoon has 30 calories and no fat.

Find the 11-ounce jars at Whole Foods and other stores for $4.99 each.

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