- 1 kilo pears
- 500 g granulated sugar
- 1 ginger root (4 cm)
- juice from 2 lemons
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This delicious preserve is somewhere between a spoon sweet and a marmalade. Goes perfectly with your yogurt!
- Peel the pears and remove the seeds and core. Do not discard the peels and seeds. Set them aside.
- Use a mandolin, peeler or sharp knife to cut the pears into thin slices.
- Grate the ginger on a cheese grater, using the thin blades, into a bowl. Reserve the juice.
- Combine the pear, ginger, lemon juice and sugar in a plastic bowl. Refrigerate for 12 hours, allowing them to releaser their juices and all of the flavors to blend.
- Place the reserved seeds and peels in a cheesecloth or tulle. Wrap them in it and tie securely with some kitchen twine. Place them in a medium sized pot.
- After 12 hours, remove the bowl and transfer mixture to the pot. Place over medium heat and remove the froth which may develop at first.
- It will take about 30-40 minutes for the marmalade to thicken.
- Check if it has thickened enough. Remove the packet of seeds and peels and discard.
- Divide mixture into sterilized jars.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.