Candied fruits: the benefits and harms

By Admin | Food Health
02 July 2016
candied fruit

sweet love not only children but also adults, but what good body from sweets sold everywhere today?In fact, for anybody not a secret that they do not have anything useful - it is simple carbohydrates are easily converted into fat;flavorings, colorings, and a variety of other additives "E" - well, if at least they will not do harm, but most of them are still unhealthy.

However, we continue to buy and eat these harmful sweets, feeding their children and then wonder why they have a weak immune system, and why are they so often suffer from colds and allergies.Yet among the sweets offered us today confectionery industry has goodies and without additives - those who are constantly added to the candies, jellies, sweet drinks - a candied fruit, candied fruit called - they have learned to do more in ancient times.

most popular candied were in the eastern countries, but they loved to feast, and in Western Europe, and Russia.In the East, the inhabitants simply had to prepare candied fruits - it was convenient

to preserve as much fruit - because in these countries the hot climate.In Europe and Russia were candied gimmick - they brought the Asian merchants, and they cost expensive, and buy them can only kings and nobles.

Today candied available to everyone, but there is a real candied fruit?What's left of them from the Eastern sweets that are so loved to treat his ladies rulers and the rich nobles?Cooking candied need of natural berries, fruits and vegetables - then they will be present, and will be an excellent useful delicacy - Replace sweets and cakes.

candied fruit for the best to choose dense: apples, pears, apricots, oranges, tangerines, lemons, cherries, plums, etc.Even the flesh of the pineapple, melons and pumpkins for the manufacture of candied fruit, but strawberries or watermelon, they are unlikely to get - even from watermelon peels candied still do.

To prepare candied pieces of fruit and berries boiled in sugar syrup, and then separate them from him and dried - the process simple.Good candied may not be sticky or wet: dry matter in them should be not less than 80% - a requirement of GOST;if vaguely reminiscent of candied fruit jam or stick together in clumps - no need to buy them.

Why candied fruits that we see on supermarket shelves or in the market, attract and attract us?Especially children like them, and often parents are forced to simply buy them: not always possible to calm the child if he raskapriznichalsya in a supermarket - children are always well aware of the situation and know how to use it.


Candied fruits are very beautiful and bright - their color often unnatural, and it is easy to guess that chemical dyes manufacturers do not regret.The taste of this product is almost unchanged, but their color immediately catches the eye - not that natural candied fruit: no tinted fruits and berries look in comparison with them light, and they do not want to buy.Meanwhile, it is necessary to buy these, expressionless and subtle sweetness - they just added sugar, and although its use is discouraged by nutritionists, too, at least he refers to the present, though refined foods.

It is because of the sugar, nutritionists say candied harmful, but it's true, if overused;if occasionally feast on them, like candy or chocolate, then there is no harm to the body will not be - in high-quality candied still stored vitamins and minerals, and fiber, we need to improve digestion.

candied fruit

Vendors in shops and markets often seek to convince buyers that no dyes candied No preservatives, too - just have fruit cooked in syrup, so bright natural color.For example, they may say that bright green candied fruit (I'm sure many have seen how bright they are) made from kiwi fruit, and bright orange - mango, and then, in the same spirit.Truly, you have to be a child, or have never seen the fruits of this (for example, come from the Far North), to believe in such statements, and buy these "exotic delicacies."Candied "kiwi" is most often made from hard core of pineapple: it cut into pieces, boil in syrup, along with dyes, dried, as expected, and offer customers.This way you can "cook" any candied fruit - because dyes in the food industry are many and chemistry - the science is amazing, and today it is certainly not standing still and is growing rapidly - and this is just the beginning.

We used to think that the candied fruit made of fruits and berries, but the vegetables they also do: pumpkin, beets, carrots, turnips - because in many vegetables also contain sugar and beet it even mined - in Russia this method of obtainingsugar has long been known.Another thing is that the vegetables dry harder than fruit, but many manufacturers have found a way out: candied vegetables pour chocolate icing - candy are much more useful than those we are used to, and are not so expensive.

impossible to determine exactly what part of the candied fruit, if we consider the whole range of these products: it is clear that the composition of them is always different and depends on the fruit from which they are made.Of course, they always have a vegetable proteins, a lot of carbohydrates and a certain amount of fat, organic acids, many vitamins, minerals and other useful and valuable substances - those which are rich in fruits, berries and vegetables, and are able to survive in the processing.Here calories candied really a lot: there may be 200, and 300 and 400 kcal per 100 g of product - whichever you choose.


You can buy candied carrot, or candied mango, peaches and oranges - it's not so important;the main thing that they were of good quality and do not contain any chemical dyes - because manufacturers can use and natural, if they wish.

Do not buy candied fruit, rolled in a store or on the market and boxes, although they are cheaper - look for a product in plastic containers, and always touch it before you buy: If you click on a good candied fingers - after packaging, the moistureIt should not be allocated.

too hard and candied candied too, should not be - it is said that they are prepared or stored improperly, and raw materials for their production could not be better.In addition, only packed candied may be clean, but not in the "Pick & Mix" sweets, especially that wash candied candied fruit, like fruit or berries, we can not.

How do I know whether there is a candied aggressive coloring?Unfortunately, it can be found only buying the product, but you can remember unscrupulous manufacturers - the so-called method of exclusion.Of course, too bright, saturated colors of candied fruit is not worth taking - it is clear that the dyes in them, but also any other candied fruit can be checked: Put a piece of candied fruit in very hot water - if it will turn, dyes available.

Candied may even dissolve completely in hot water - it happens with the digested fruits that do not have anything useful - only the remnants of fat, sugar and chemical additives.Candied manage to make even from waste: collect what was left of different fruits and berries, boil in syrup with the addition of various essences, dyes, food additives, added to the resulting mass of gelatin - for a bunch, it is formed of candied and dried.The color is a beautiful, attractive smell and shape also keeps - consumers think that it is true oriental delicacy - bright, fragrant and delicious.

Buy candied without chemical additives: pale and unattractive, but safe and in some ways even useful - they may well be give and children.

Preparation of candied orange

is easy to prepare candied at home - such as orange.Take 1kg thick orange peel, cut them into cubes, and 3 days soak in cold water, changing it 3 times a day.Remove the peel from the water, fill with clean water and boil for 20 minutes;drain the water, put the peel in boiling syrup and immediately remove from heat.After 6 hours again bring the peel to a boil, and cook for 5-7 minutes more;Remove and let sit for 12 hours.Do this 4 times, and add citric acid - 3 g, let stand for 3 hours, remove the peel from the syrup and let it drain.Then air dry them in the air, spread out on a flat dish and sprinkle top with powdered sugar.