8 Best Strawberry Jam Brands, Ranked by Sugar Content
While nothing can beat the time-honored, classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, it's not exactly the best meal or snack when you're watching what you eat. Many peanut butter and jam brands (not to mention the bread itself!) contain added sugar, which isn't great for your waistline.
Sure, you want a jam that actually tastes like its fruit flavor. But that doesn't mean you have to start your day off with a total sugar bomb. We've ranked several of the best jam options by their sugar content, so you can make an informed decision next time you're at the store.
These are the 8 best strawberry jam options ranked by their sugar content, featuring the healthiest jam at the bottom of our list.
Smucker's Strawberry Jam
In our opinion, this jam tasted worse than its counterparts, but that's not what landed it at the bottom of this list. Smucker's strawberry jam contains high fructose corn syrup, an added sweetener you'll want to stay away from if you're watching your diet.
Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves
Bonne Maman strawberry preserves has the same amount of sugar and calories as the original Smucker's jam. But the Bonne Maman version doesn't include high fructose corn syrup, earning it a higher spot on our list.
Can't find Bonne Maman at your local grocery store? Trader Joe's strawberry preserves have the same nutrition info and a similar flavor profile.
Welch's Strawberry Spread
Like Smucker's strawberry jam, Welch's strawberry spread features high fructose corn syrup. The fact that it's called "strawberry spread," rather than jam or jelly, isn't exactly appetizing, either.
Welch's Natural Strawberry Spread
Both Welch's Natural Strawberry Spread and the original Welch's Strawberry Spread have 11 grams of sugar per tablespoon. But the natural version is free of high fructose corn syrup, making it a slightly better option.
Good & Gather Organic Strawberry Fruit Spread
This Target-branded Good & Gather fruit spread has three fewer grams of sugar per serving than Smucker's original jam per serving. We also love that it's organic and doesn't contain high-fructose corn syrup.
Smucker's Natural Strawberry Fruit Spread
Not only does Smucker's natural fruit spread taste better than its strawberry jam, but it also has two fewer grams of sugar! That's a win-win. While both Smucker's Natural and Good & Gather had 10 grams of sugar per serving, we ranked this one in a higher spot because it has fewer calories.
TIE: Bonne Maman Intense Strawberry Fruit Spread & Smucker's Low Sugar Strawberry Preserves
Bonne Maman's lower-sugar "intense" fruit-flavored spreads are perfect for anyone looking to lower their sugar intake. With eight grams of sugar per serving (and no high-fructose corn syrup to be found), this is a smart choice to add to your PB&J sandwich.
Don't have access to Bonne Maman at your local supermarket? Smucker's Low Sugar Strawberry Preserves has the exact same sugar content. Just be sure to stick with one serving of whichever jelly or jam you choose!