Jams and jellies are essential preparations when the summer fruits start showing their colors. Everyone can savor on the preserves throughout the year. Many homemakers begin preparing jars of jams when the stone fruit and berries start appearing in abundance. It takes nothing more than a few minutes for the process, from cutting the fruits to scooping up the jam into jars. This year you should switch to natural and safe colors by using Ecocol.
Everyone in the family will be enjoying jams every day, dipping into the jar of bright coloured, fresh jam, enjoying it with yogurt, cocktail or topping up the ice cream. Natural Ecocol is available in splendid colors of blueberries, strawberries, peaches and raspberries, along with sweet natural flavors available along with it. Preparing your jams and jellies is not difficult, but you must make it safe with natural food ingredients. Canning jars, fruit, natural sweeteners and colours, and lemon juice are all that are required.
Besides the natural colour, it is recommended to switch to natural sweeteners. It takes almost a cup of sugar in the preparation of a pint of strawberry jam. Imagine the amount of sugar you will be taking when enjoying your favourite jelly. Thus, it makes more sense to switch to sweeteners made from natural ingredients.
Using natural flavors, colors and sweeteners can help you avoid artificial alternatives. Instead of gulping down a cup of sugar, you will be able to take natural sugar and colors that will not play havoc with your body. In order to get the most out of the fruit, you can cook it for longer duration. Add some lemon juice to maintain the acidity. Pectin is a naturally occurring sugar and this method of preparation can help extract more of it from the fruits.
Green apples, cranberries, blackberries, plums, concord grapes, lemon rind and gooseberries are rich in pectin. Use Ecocol and cook these fruits in larger amounts without the need to add extra pectin. This method can help turn the fruits into gel. But when preparing jams or jellies with strawberries, pineapple, peaches, or cherries, it is recommend to use pectin or additional gelling substance. These fruits don’t contain enough pectin. But when preparing jams with sweet apples and pears, it is recommended to add only lemon juice because they contain high percentage of pectin but lack acid.
Whatever method and whichever fruits you use, make sure that the colors and flavors are always natural. Ecocol is available in all the colours you can think of, enabling you to create a wide collection of coloured jellies for everyone to enjoy. So the next time you decide to prepare jam or jellies, it is recommended to use the above-mentioned method. Cook the fruit for longer to extract the pectin from it and use only natural colors, sweeteners and natural flavors to get the desired effect. Using natural will help keep your loved ones safe while allowing everyone to enjoy the flavors of the season without the need to take lots of unwanted sugar.