Marmalade is a condensed juice and pulp of fruit. According to the well-known version, he was invented by some French doctor who decided to combine both sweetness and medicine in one product. Marmalade will be a great addition to breakfast or tea, it can be added to pastries and various desserts. Many girls, worrying about their figure, wonder - how many calories are in marmalade?
Types and categories of marmalade
There are several varieties of marmalade, each of which is particularly popular in different parts of the world. Basically, there are 3 types of marmalade: fruit and berry, jelly and fruit and jelly. In addition, each of the types of marmalade is divided into 2 main categories: natural and industrial with various additives.
Natural marmalade is much more useful than industrial marmalade, it is made from fruit or berry juices and puree, with the addition of a small amount of sugar or its substitutes. In England, marmalade is made mainly from oranges, and in Spain - from quince. In Russia, the most common marmalade is apple. With a great desire you can make marmalade at home using your favorite fruits and berries.
Marmalade: composition and beneficial properties
In marmalade a large amount of beneficial vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It contains vitamins C, E, K, vitamins of group B, copper, magnesium, calcium, iron, beeswax and vegetable fats. All marmalades contain agar-agar or gelatin, pectin, mashed potatoes and juices. Agar-agar is obtained from algae, it improves the functioning of the liver and thyroid gland, removes toxins from the body. Marmalade, due to its beneficial properties, improves the digestive tract, lowers cholesterol, normalizes carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
Another useful property of marmalade is its ability to heal wounds and burns. Thanks to gelatin, the condition of nails, hair, skin is improved, the bone system is strengthened. Many doctors advise to use marmalade after prolonged illness, as it has the ability to recover. Sweetness is recommended for people suffering from diabetes, obesity and constipation.
How to choose marmalade?
If you decide to treat yourself and your loved ones to marmalade, it is important to know how to choose it. First, pay attention to the color - it should be dull and close to natural shades (this guarantees using only natural ingredients in the composition, without using dyes).-
Never buy marmalade bright and unnatural colors, as well as with a strong smell. The composition should not be sugar substitutes, preservatives, dyes and substances "identical to natural." Natural and high-quality marmalade has a sour taste and a glassy structure. When you buy squeeze marmalade - it should not stick to the package and change its shape.
How many calories in marmalade?
The girls watching their figure are interested in the question - "What is the calorie content of marmalade?". Calorie depends on the composition of the product. On average, marmalade has a calorie per 100 grams in the region of 300 - 350 kcal. If there is no fat in the product, the caloric content of the product is 130 - 150 kcal per 100 grams. In that case, if we consider the marmalade portions, the caloric content of 1 pc. equals 11 - 15 kcal.
Marmalade: homemade recipe
- Fruit or berry juice - 300 ml
- Gelatin - 50 g
- Sugar - 400 g
- Water - 150 ml
- You can use the purchased juice or freshly squeezed. Pour the juice into a large saucepan, heat it and pour out the gelatin. Boil a mass of 7 minutes.
- In a separate saucepan, mix the sugar and water, put on the fire and bring to a boil.
- Cook the syrup over low heat so that the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Pour boiling syrup into gelatinous mixture, mix well until gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Strain the mixture and pour into molds. Leave the mass to cool.
- When the marmalade is hardened, remove it from the mold and roll in sugar.
Marmalade is a useful delicacy, which will be to the taste of every family member. Thanks to its low calorie content, you can eat marmalade without fear for your body. Often this product is used in baking, for the preparation of desserts and sandwiches. If you want to surprise and pamper your family, try making homemade marmalade using natural ingredients.