Healthy Eating - Lunch Box Alternative
We are always searching for healthy eating options and one we have come across recently is jelly! So easy to make and sets within an hour or two.
We tried adding fruit pieces as a really healthy option - what's your favourite flavour and why not try it with pieces of banana, apple, orange or pear?
You are never too old to enjoy jelly. Half the fun lies in the spectacle; a gently wobbling pudding makes any table more exciting!
We thought you might like to know some interesting facts whilst making your own jelly:
- Jelly doesn't wobble underwater
- In 1997 the Army’s Logistics Corp helped to make the world’s biggest jelly at Blackpool Zoo. The jelly was almost one metre tall by seven metres wide and took about 12 hours to set with a blast chiller
- If you eat too much jelly it can be a mild laxative!
- In March 17, 1993, technicians at St. Jerome hospital in Batavia tested a bowl of lime jelly with an EEG machine and confirmed the earlier testing by Dr. Adrian Upton that a bowl of wobbling jelly has brain waves identical to those of adult men and women
- Some fruits like pineapple won’t set as jellies as they contain enzymes that break down the protein bonds. Others like blackberry and strawberry make wonderful jellies
- Jelly has a melting temperature below 35°C. Our body has a temperature around 37°C. This means jelly has that perfect melt in the mouth sensation releasing the flavour trapped in the