I’ve made some jelly for the kids. Although I bought the ‘no artificial flavours and colours option’, I still grapple with the lack of nutritional value in this dessert. On a whim, I threw in some strawberries and raspberries. Yes, fibre and vitamins. But more sugar too. I can’t decide if this is a healthier option or not.
I found the CSIRO Total Wellbeing diet includes a recipe for jelly with fruit, but they use the low-joule version. For some reason I don’t like artificial sweeteners though.
Looking for more information, I searched on Pub Med Central – and found 2 interesting articles. The first, describes ‘Supersweet’, a public database of 8000 sweet molecules. The second tackles the neurobiology of sugar cravings.
Think I’ll stick with very occasional full sugar jelly with added fruit.