Most sweets come from Eastern countries, including candied fruits. The first mention of "dry jam" appeared in Kievan Rus in the 14th century. Bright multi-colored pieces of fruits and berries, once brought by foreign guests, and today, remain a favorite treat on the festive table.
Candied fruits are not only tasty, but also healthy. However, is it worth eating candied fruits on a diet?
How many calories are candied fruit
Candied fruits are sliced slices of dried fruits, vegetables, berries, specially processed and coated with sugar syrup.
Today, the market offers a huge variety of ingredients for every taste and color. In comparison with other confectionery sweets, an oriental delicacy is more useful.
Often, many losing weight choose candied fruits as a dessert, considering them less nutritious than sweets or cakes. Is this really so? First, you need to figure out how many calories are candied fruit?
Table No. 1 Calorie of the most popular candied fruits.
|Finished product||Kcal (per 100g.)|
Calorie content of candied pineapple per 100 grams
Along with other varieties of candied products, candied pineapple is the lowest calorie. One hundred grams of the product contains only 91 kcal.
The energy component of the dish per 100 g:
- Protein - 1.7 g;
- Carbohydrates - 18 g;
- Zhirov - 2.2 g.
In stores and on the market, sweets are sold in the form of cubes, half rings, whole circles. Prepared without the addition of harmful dyes and preservatives, slices of pineapple have a pale yellow color and a natural smell.
During the manufacturing process, all moisture is removed from the fruit as much as possible, so the finished treat has a fibrous structure and turns out to be harsh. Although in appearance and taste, the product is inferior to its direct competitors, it is considered the most beneficial for health.
Candied pineapple: benefits and harms
Pineapple circles are natural antidepressants. They strengthen the nervous system, give strength, increase efficiency. Even after going through heat treatment, the fruit does not lose its properties, preserves vitamins and minerals.
Table No. 2 The most valuable substances contained in pineapple.
|Bromelain||An enzyme of plant origin. It activates the metabolism in the body, helps rapid tissue regeneration, prevents the occurrence of atherosclerosis.|
|Vitamin B2||It is an antioxidant, improves the digestive tract, fights against manifestations of depression and stress. It affects the smoothness of the skin and the mucous membrane of the eye.|
|AT 12||Helps reduce cholesterol in the blood, has an anabolic effect, stabilizes blood pressure.|
|Cellulose||Cleanses the intestines, eliminates harmful elements, toxins.|
Despite its undeniable usefulness, it is far from universal for everyone to consume a delicacy. The ingredient is contraindicated in the presence of the following ailments:
- inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract;
- an ulcer;
- diabetes mellitus;
- intolerances of the components that make up the fruit.
If a person is overweight or obese, candied treats should also be avoided.
Is it possible to eat candied fruit while losing weight?
Candied fruits cannot be called a dietary product. Most experts in the field of proper nutrition, note that in the fight against overweight, it is important to reject foods containing sugar.
However, for those who can not do without sweets, nutritionists are advised to choose dried products, all coated with powdered sugar. The most acceptable option are slices of pineapple and ginger.