• Regina Sugayama

For Those Who Think Life Itself is Sweet Enough

Blackberry jam

In this jam, we strive to preserve the natural tartness of the blackberry fruit. We craft it especially for those who prefer sour over sweet tastes. This is a jam to have for breakfast, with fresh bread, toast, warm pancakes or white cheese. Try also mixing it with natural yogurt to make an energy boosting smoothie.


Blackberries, sugar, lemon juice

Excellent Pairings

Fresh bread, light toast, warm pancakes, white cheese, natural yogurt


When I lived in the South Region of Brazil, blackberries were readily available from local growers at affordable prices during the harvest season, which usually lasted from November to February in the Southern Hemisphere. I would celebrate when my husband came home with a box of freshly picked blackberries because it meant he’d be creating a new jam. Yes, it was cute of him to make jams for me! Ah, but all good things must come to an end and he and I broke up years later. But not before I, too, learned how to make jams. And here I am now spreading these vibrant colors and flavors of Brazil to the world.


The blackberry plant is a temperate-to-subtropical one grown all over the world. It has been appreciated for jam and fruit preserves for centuries. In Brazil, blackberries are grown mainly in Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul, typically on small farms. Rich in antioxidants, these berries are considered superfoods.

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