Red Currant Jelly
Some of the bioactive vital substances contained in the berries land on your breakfast roll, for example potassium and flavonoids. The latter are natural colorants that trigger antioxidative effects in the body and thus protect against damage caused by oxygen radicals.
Buy currants that are nice and plump and shiny - then they are really fresh. For a mixed berry jelly, you can replace some of the currants with blackberries, strawberries, gooseberries or blueberries.
(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 mg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin B₆||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Folate||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Pantothenic acid||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Biotin||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin B₁₂||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Vitamin C||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Potassium||2 mg||(0 %)|
|Calcium||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Magnesium||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Iron||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Iodine||0 μg||(0 %)|
|Zinc||0 mg||(0 %)|
|Saturated fatty acids||0 g|
|Uric acid||0 mg|
Rinse currants and drain well.
Using a fork, strip berries from the stems.
Place berries in a large pot and add 150 ml (approximately 1/2 cup)water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until currants are soft, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Line a fine sieve with a kitchen towel and set over a pot. Pour berries and juice into sieve and let drain for 5-6 hours.
Measure 1.2 liters (approximately 5 cups) strained juice and pour into a pot. Stir in jelling sugar.
Put coffee beans in another kitchen towel, tie into a bundle with kitchen twine and place in the pot.
Bring the juice to a boil, stirring constantly.
Skim off any foam that rises to the surface. Cook the juice until infused with coffee flavor, about 4 minutes.
Remove towel with coffee beans from pot.
Pour the hot liquid into jars, cover with lids and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
Tip: To store longer, process jars according to manufacturer's instructions (or visit http://nchfp.uga.edu/).