Advantages and Disadvantages of apple syrup

An excellent alternative to common white sugar, apple syrup is a natural sweetener with the properties and nutrients of the apple.

How is apple syrup obtained?

Its collected from boiling the apple juice at a low temperature, in this way a reduction in the sugars of the juice occurs, the low temperature will prevent the final product from losing its composition and nutrients too much.

You can also make the apple syrup by boiling the whole fruit, preferably organic apples at a low temperature until you get a thick concentrate, strain and pass through a sieve, sterilize in a water bath.

The final result will be a concentrate of thick, dark and sweet consistency that in its composition, we will find a combination of:

  • Fructose.
  • Glucose.
  • Saccharose.

Benefits of apple syrup

Apple syrup is rich in fructose plus or minus 25% of all carbohydrates.

People who control the glycemic load of food tolerate apple syrup better than common sugar.

It is easily assimilated so children and older people can consume.

Drawbacks

Not to be better tolerated should be consumed in excess, especially people with high glucose and people with a tendency to insulin resistance.

It must be taken into account that in its composition it has glucose and sucrose.

The key is in use sparingly as with any other natural sweetener.

Uses of Apple Syrup

It is an excellent sweetener that can be used to sweeten lemonades, yogurts, pancakes, toast, breakfast crepes and snacks until you make many desserts with it.

We can also use it in the preparation of savory dishes such as sauces and salad dressings.

Recipe with apple syrup very easy and fast

Salad dressing:

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon concentrate or apple syrup.

It is a vinaigrette that we can use as an example in the preparation of a salad with bitter leaves (rucula, dandelion, chicory, endives, escarole, etc.) or other mixtures.

Try this dressing in fruit salads. Great!

Recommendation

Apple syrup is typical of the Nordic countries, but it is currently on the market in various brands and formats also called “apple concentrate”, recommended those made from organic apple juice.

Some brands use agar-agar (a natural seaweed thickener) to provide a lighter consistency that goes very well depending on the use you can give it.

Important! When we buy it, we must read the ingredients on the label well and discard those that carry sugar in their ingredients, they must be free of dyes and any aromatic substance.

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