GAPS and SCD Legal Jam–From the Store!


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 A SCD Legal Jam You Don’t Have to Make from Scratch!

SCD and the GAPS diet come with strict food restrictions, but fortunately grain free flours like coconut flour make delicious, nourishing treats for these diets. There is nothing more comforting than smothering ultimate coconut flour pancakes with healing, raw butter and sweet fruit preserves.

Unfortunately, store bought jams don’t fall under the SCD legal category. Pectin and sugar, ubiquitous ingredients on jam, jelly, and preserve labels, doesn’t fit into the SCD or GAPS diet. That leaves two options for a muffin and jam craving. Option one: make your own SCD legal jam, like Mommypotamus’ recipe. I’m also working on a pectin-free jam recipe with a special technique, and I’ll post the recipe soon! Option two: find a store bought SCD legal form of spreadable, sweet fruit.

Apple Butter: A Store Bought SCD Legal Jam!

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Apple butter fits the bill perfectly! If you have never tried apple butter, you are in for a thick, tangy treat. It tastes like apple pie shoved into a jar, sans the crust.

SCD and GAPS means approaching food labels with a certain cynicism. After all, manufacturers are notorious for putting undisclosed ingredients into packaged foods. You have to make a decision about what brands to trust. I do trust Eden Organics, and I believe them when they state the only thing in this apple butter is organic apples!

I buy this apple butter at Vitacost for significant savings. But you can also make your own apple butter, and it is super easy in the CrockPot!

 Eat well and heal™!

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  1. says

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  2. Laurie says

    I see one of the ingredients is juice from concentrate. Juices from concentrates are banned on the SCD diet, so I’m not sure this would be legal.

    • Keith says

      It would not be (officially) legal with the concentrate unless it was confirmed with the company that nothing was added to make the concentrate. Often times, fruits can show up in ingredients because they use them to add (“natural”) sugar to the end product (which makes them illegal) as well as concentrated juices are illegal because they almost always have things added to them during the concentration process. That said, I’m sure it’s safer than many other jams.

    • Keith says

      Jamba Juice, for example, says their juices come from concentrate. However, they say they only concentrate for shipping purposes and nothing is added. If this is the case (I haven’t officially confirmed), it would make their concentrate legal.

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  4. Chelsea says

    I am on the SCD diet and I actually have found a few items that are SCD legal which can be purchased at the store as well. One is Jennies BIG macaroons (only the 2oz individual size). It contains sulfite free coconut, honey and egg whites. The other is Buddy Fruits apple chips (both flavors, 1.5 oz size). I have confirmed, as well, with these companies that there are apsolutely no other ingredients added besides what is listed. I agree though, that store bought ‘goodies’ should be approached with extreme caution. And, if you do choose to indulge in store bought treats continue to follow up with the company frequently to ensure ingredients haven’t changed.

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