Melons are characterised by low calorie content and high water content, which makes them taste so refreshing. Sugar melons such as the Galia used here have a particularly high vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium and potassium content.
Net, cantaloupe and honeydew melons are also considered sweet sugar melons and may gladly replace the Galia. In any case, the following applies when buying them: Ripe fruit has a pleasantly sweet smell and yields slightly when slight pressure is applied to the end of the stem.
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
|Calorie||20 kcal||(1 %)|
|Protein||0 g||(0 %)|
|Fat||0 g||(0 %)|
|Carbohydrates||5 g||(3 %)|
|Sugar added||4 g||(16 %)|
|Roughage||0 g||(0 %)|
|Vitamin A||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin D||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin E||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin B₁||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin B₂||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Niacin||0.1 mg||(1 %)|
|Vitamin B₆||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Folate||2 μg||(1 %)|
|Pantothenic acid||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Biotin||0.3 μg||(1 %)|
|Vitamin B₁₂||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin C||3 mg||(3 %)|
|Potassium||23 mg||(1 %)|
|Calcium||1 mg||(0 %)|
|Magnesium||1 mg||(0 %)|
|Iron||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Iodine||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Zinc||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Saturated fatty acids||0 g|
|Uric acid||2 mg|
Rinse 2 screw-top jars (each 400 ml) (approximately 14 ounces) with boiling water and leave upside down to dry on a kitchen towel.
Halve melon, scoop out the seeds using a spoon, cut into quarters and peel.
Measure 500 g (approximately 2 1/4 cups) of the flesh and chop into small pieces.
Place the melon in a pot and stir in the jam sugar. Set aside for 20 minutes, covered.
Meanwhile, rinse limes under hot water and wipe dry. Finely grate the zest of 1 lime.
Juice both limes and add to the pot along with the zest.
Bring melon mixture in pot to a boil. Cook for 5-7 minutes over high heat, stirring constantly.
If needed, cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened.
Ladle hot jam into jars and seal immediately. Turn upside down on a damp cloth and then set upright again. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refriegerate up to 3 weeks.