American Beautyberry Jelly With Shiso
75 mins (prep 30, cooking 45)
6 ingredients
46-7 servings
Beautyberries well deserve their name with their iridescent-purple fruit arriving early Autumn. Pretty purple berries. This is a bland sweet jelly on it's own. But with the addition of shiso giving both more color and a very light herbal taste. Native American's used root and leaf tea in sweat baths for rheumatism, fevers, and malaria. Root tea used for dysentery, stomach aches. Root and berry tea used for colic. Pretty to be served at a Bridal Shower Brunch.

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  • 4 cups packed red shiso leaves
  • 1 quart american beauty berries, washed (that is all my plant gave me but if you have more go for 2 quarts)
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 ounces dry pectin
  • 4 cups sugar
  • sliver butter, optional for foaming
  • 6 -7 shiso leaves


Serving Size (20.92 g)
Servings 46
Amount per Serving
Calories 79.62 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.21mg 0.39%
Total Carbohydrate 20.57g 315.4%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 20.53 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.21mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
red, shiso leaves, bottled lemon juice, dry pectin, shiso leaves