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Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup

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Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup

Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup - Gorgeous, aromatic and sensationally slim

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Nutritional values

You can hardly find a healthier and more figure-friendly snack: The fruits provide a thick portion of vitamin C and contain hardly any calories; the aromatic spices supply essential oils and other substances that are good for the body's defences and metabolism.

Those who have acquired a taste for it can prepare the fine fruit in stock: Stored in screw-top jars in the refrigerator, they keep well for a day or two.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie77 cal.(4 %)
Protein1 g(1 %)
Fat0 g(0 %)
Carbohydrates16 g(11 %)
Sugar added3 g(12 %)
Roughage2 g(7 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.3 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.5 mg(4 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate21 μg(7 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin1.6 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C57 mg(60 %)
Potassium240 mg(6 %)
Calcium40 mg(4 %)
Magnesium16 mg(5 %)
Iron0.5 mg(3 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.2 mg(3 %)
Saturated fatty acids0 g
Uric acid23 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 lemon
1 Tbsp Maple syrup
1 tsp brown sugar (or vanilla sugar)
4 Cardamom
2 Star anise
2 cloves
1 pc Cinnamon stick (about 2 cm)
1 pink Grapefruit (about 300 grams)
2 Oranges (about 150 grams)
4 Clementine (about 40 grams)
1 sprig mint
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Small pot, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Bowl, 1 Fine-mesh sieve

Preparation steps

Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup preparation step 1

Squeeze out lemon juice and combine with 200 ml (approximately 3/4 cup) of water, the maple syrup and sugar in a small pot.

Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup preparation step 2

Coarsely crush the cardamom pods with the side of a knife blade. Add to the pot along with the star anise, cloves and cinnamon stick.

Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup preparation step 3

Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup preparation step 4

Meanwhile, remove the peel and bitter white pith from the grapefruit and orange following the curve of the fruit. Working over a bowl to capture the juices, cut between membranes to remove whole segments.

Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup preparation step 5

Add the segments to the bowl with juice. Peel the clementines and gently scrape off the white pith with a knife. Separate clementines into segments and fold into the fruit mixture. 

Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup preparation step 6

Let spiced syrup cool slightly, then pass through a fine sieve into  the fruit and let stand at least 10 minutes.

Citrus Fruits in Spiced Syrup preparation step 7

Meanwhile, rinse mint, shake dry and pluck leaves. Sprinkle over the fruit and serve.