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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Orange Jam

CookAlmostAnything has announced Weekend Herb Blogging #332! The host is Rachel from The Crispy Cook.

Today I'm going to tell about oranges.

Oranges are mostly known as a source of vit. C. One average sized orange supplies more than 92% of the vitamin C a person needs each day, so it is easy to get plenty of vitamin C from a diet rich in oranges and other citrus fruits. Vitamin C is the main water soluble antioxidant vitamin in the body, and it has the ability to reduce the cell damage done by free radicals.

Besides, research has shown that oranges contain many other important cancer fighting compounds. Oranges have been found to contain over 170 phytochemicals, including over 20 compounds from the carotenoid family. Carotenoids have shown real promise in fighting cancer and other common illnesses, and oranges are one of the best dietary sources of these important compounds.

In addition, oranges contain compounds known as limonoids. It is these compounds that give oranges and other citrus fruits their tangy and slightly bitter flavor. These limonoids are thought to be highly effective anticancer agents also, and oranges are rich sources of these important chemicals.
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For this yummy-yummy orange jam you need to:
- peel your oranges;
- remove all seeds and membranes: you need only the pulp.

Mix the pulp with sugar (25% from pulp weight), slowly hit the mixture. When it starts boiling, add 2 tsp pectine and cook for 3 minutes. Let your jam cool, then put it into the fridge - it'll become thicker.

1 comments:

Rachel said...

Looks so luscious! I'll bet this is fabulous on a toasted muffin. Thanks for contributing to Weekend Herb Blogging #332 this week.

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