Candied orange — calorie and healthy properties
Calorie content: 301 kcal.
Nutritional value of orange candied fruit:
Protein: 2 years
Fat: 1 year
Carbohydrates: 71 g.
Candied orange — simple, but tasty and healthy product, which is boiled in a thick sugar syrup, dried to light hardness and candied orange peels. This oriental sweetness has perfectly taken root on our table and has become a popular component of many dishes.
Externally, orange candied fruits look like thin candied strips of orange zest (see photo), not as bright as fresh oranges, but with a pleasant citrus aroma. They taste sweet with a slight tartness.
Unfortunately, producers of candied orange fruits sometimes in order to improve their commercial appearance introduce artificial dyes into the product, which significantly reduces the beneficial properties of candied fruits, and sometimes even makes them harmful to the human body.
Orange candied fruits inherit their beneficial properties from fresh orange peel, from which they are made. So, in them there is a lot of vitamin C characteristic of all citrus, strengthening the walls of blood vessels and capillaries, as well as vitamins B1, B2, A and PP. Of the micro and macro elements can be mentioned potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.
But orange candied oatmeal oils, contained in their composition, are especially valuable. possessing strong antibacterial properties and effectively combating catarrhal diseases (including infectious). Thanks to this, candied orange peel is a proven remedy for the prevention of colds and flu. Especially if you cook them yourself, because such a natural product is considered the highest quality and effective.
How to make orange candied fruits at home, many wonder. And all because this product is not only tasty, but also useful. Oddly enough, it is prepared quite easily.
For making candied oranges in our recipe, you will need a glass of orange peel and sugar. Peels need to be poured over with cold water for a couple of days and changed at least twice a day. About 3-4 hours after the start of soaking, you should carefully remove the white skin from the inside of the crusts, because it is bitter. Do it without fanaticism, otherwise candied fruits will be too thin..
Orange peels soaked and peeled from the skin should be cut into thin strips, add fresh water and boiled for 10-15 minutes, and then allowed to drain well, put into a saucepan, cover with sugar and put on a slow fire, stirring occasionally. First, the candied crusts give juice, but then all the liquid will evaporate. After that, they can be removed from the fire, put on a parchment lined with sugar and covered with sugar, baked again with sugar, mixed, sent to the oven and held there for about half an hour at 40 degrees. From time to time candied fruits should be stirred in, at the same time ensuring that they do not dry out.
Ready candied orange candies can be put into a jar or plastic bag and stored for up to six months.
The use of candied orange in cooking is quite diverse. This is one of the most popular candied fruit used to prepare various dishes.
Candied orange peels are good and healthy in their own right, as an independent dessert. This is a great alternative to candy.. In addition, they are put in pastries, cottage cheese desserts, creams, ice cream. In the West, capcakes with candied orange and orange dessert, which is candied orange peel in dark chocolate glaze, are especially popular.
However, only the use of orange candied desserts in cooking is not limited. They are added to cereals, as well as sauces for meat dishes and poultry, which candied fruits give a pleasant tartness and delicate aroma of citruses.
The benefits of orange candied fruit for a person is in their amazing composition. We do not eat orange peels fresh. Is that add a little grated zest to desserts. Therefore, candied fruits are one of the few possibilities of eating this important part of citrus, which is rich in nutrients, which is a component of the complex treatment of many diseases, first of all, colds.
It is in the orange peel especially many volatile, struggling with viruses and bacteria. If you eat several orange peel candies a day during a flu epidemic, you can significantly improve your immunity and protect yourself from the disease..
They also contain substances lowering the level of harmful cholesterol in the blood.
In addition, orange peel is an excellent anti-depressant, relieves stress and improves mood.
The harm of orange candied fruits is primarily associated with a high risk of an allergic reaction to them, since citrus peel is a strong allergen, and this property is preserved in candied fruits. Especially carefully offer such candied fruits to children..
Increased carbohydrate content, first of all, sugars, makes this product high-calorific (301 kcal per 100 g), and therefore people struggling with excess weight need to use candied fruits with special care, although orange in this sense is one of the least harmful.
In addition, candied orange, like any other, contraindicated for people with diabetes.