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Diabetic Marmalade
Mon 26-Sep-11
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I had a request at my stall this weekend to make some diabetic marmalade for one of the wife of one of the other stall holders. She is also unable to eat grapefruit so would like orange or lemon. I shall no doubt have a trawl through t'web, none of my cookbooks have anything in them, the library was worse than useless. However I did a search on here and have just read the diabetic jam thread, any updates anyone?

Tue 27-Sep-11
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I remember making some for a diabetic friend a few years ago ....she said it was delicious. You put powdered gelatine in it. I think it was a National Trust recipe; unfortunately you have to keep in in the fridge as it doesn't have enough pectin in it. That didn't worry my friend but if you were making it to sell on a stall it might not be a good idea.

 

Ah ! I have just found this recipe from Certo with adds a bottle of their product & doesn't mention keeping it refrigerated.

 

http://www.certo.co.uk/Recipes/Diabetic%20Marmalade.htm

 

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Tue 27-Sep-11
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Hmmmm !  I have just realised the recipe I gave a link to above uses sorbitol & I would be worried by using this as it has a history of bad side effects. I would check on these online before using it & definitely list it on the label.   eeek Definitely don't let your dog anywhere near it.....monster

 

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Tue 27-Sep-11
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What about 'Splenda' - I don't know much about it, but I understand that they support Diabetes UK?

Try these recipes, perhaps.

 

Or The National Trust recipe

 

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Stevia is supposed to add sweetness without sugar, so that might help. You use the leaves.

Tue 27-Sep-11
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Thanks girls, the ones I found o nthe web seem to suggest splenda & gelatine..I've just looked at the certo one, it says 3lb Sortbitol " that must be a mistake¦in those quantities I'd only eat it if I was already sat on the loo!

will have a look at nat trust sites, don't intend to sell on stall inlarge quantities, but would like to make some for this old couple as they are lovely.

Oh and Joanna, I've heard of this new wonder plant stevia, i was going to grow some this year, but never got round to it, will definitely give it a go next year (if I remember)

Wed 28-Sep-11
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you can get it in liquid form on the shelves of the supermarkets in France.... it is also added to my diet squash now.... personally I noticed the change as did all of our family as we found it has a bitter taste; but maybe that is just us!

Wed 28-Sep-11
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Does sweet cicely help sweeten in general, or does it only work with rhubarb?

Thu 29-Sep-11
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shelley said:

you can get it in liquid form on the shelves of the supermarkets in France.... it is also added to my diet squash now.... personally I noticed the change as did all of our family as we found it has a bitter taste; but maybe that is just us!

Is it Stevia that tastes bitter or sorbitol, Shelley?

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In my experience , most high intensity sweeteners have a bitter taste to them, but not everyone can detect it.

So for me, Aspartame, Stevioside, Acesulfam K, Saccharin, etc. don't taste very nice.

Sorbitol is OK in small amounts but more than 20g per day will have you running to the toilet, I don't remember it being to bitter though.

 

Glycerrhizin which comes from licorice, is quite a nice sweetener - not sure if it is available retail though.

 

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By the way, any jam by the nature of the fruit will have some sugar in it- it may not be sucrose, but it could be fructose (fruit sugar) and is a carbohydrate which will still have some effect for diabetics as well.

I was reading the diabetes UK website and they were saying that foods don't have to be sugar free for diabetics, but must be taken in to account when calculating the carbohydrates- they recommend lower sugars and fats in the diet, so some sugar is allowed. Not sure if that helps the thread or not.

 

here is the link to Diabetes UK and the sugar question.

 

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Food_.....weeteners/

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Hi again

 

I dont notice the bitter taste in aspartame but have really noticed the taste with stevia... and cant bear sorbitol or saccharin for that reason...

 

sorry been off for a while as have had a flare up of my fibromyalgia!

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So sorry to hear about your flare-up Shelley, are you over it now? big_hug

I find that any sweetener will affect my 'digestion' and very quickly too, I hate the stuff.

I'll try that again!

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Arrhh thanks for the info Shelley. I was wondering about getting some Stevia seeds but if it has an after taste anyway, not sure if I would bother. Although maybe the leaves would taste different to a manufactured material?

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shelley said:

Hi again

 

sorry been off for a while as have had a flare up of my fibromyalgia!

 

Hi Shelley, sorry to hear you've not been well. big_hug

Hope you feel better now. ok

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