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Diabetic Jam

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Clarissa, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Clarissa

    Clarissa Type 2 · Active Member

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    I am aware that a lot of people say to avoid diabetic food, as it doesnt offer you anything. However I was wondering what people thought of diabetic jam? I think the make was Sutra and it is sold at the chemist. It seemed to just be sugar free and much better than the reduced sugar stuff in the supermarkets, ingrediants wise.

    Has anyone tried this? Do you think it is worth trying?

    Thanks

    Claire
    :)
     
  2. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Claire,

    You need to look closely at the contents list and food values on the back of the jar. Some manufacturers legally get away with claiming "no sugar" when they have simply substituted fructose for sugar (sucrose). Fructose has exactly the same glucose content as sucrose so is no better for you than full-sugar jam would have been.
     
  3. Ebenezer

    Ebenezer · Member

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    A tea spoon of jam will contribute less glucose than the bread you spread it on. I substitute apple sauce (10-20% sugar) & cranberry sauce (38%)if I am feeling virtuous for spreading on bread & flavouring yoghurt.
     
  4. Dennis

    Dennis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good point Ebenezer, and I should think a mix of two thirds apple sauce and one third cranberry sauce would make a pretty tasty spread on a slice of toast.
     
  5. Pattidevans

    Pattidevans · Well-Known Member

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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Clarissa</i>
    <br />I am aware that a lot of people say to avoid diabetic food, as it doesnt offer you anything. However I was wondering what people thought of diabetic jam? I think the make was Sutra and it is sold at the chemist. It seemed to just be sugar free and much better than the reduced sugar stuff in the supermarkets, ingrediants wise.

    Has anyone tried this? Do you think it is worth trying?

    Thanks

    Claire
    :)
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">

    Hi Claire

    I was shopping in Lidl at the weekend. They have a new range of "Linesse" products which are low fat etc etc. There was a jam in several flavours which claims to have 30g per 100g of total sugars inc Fructose. I think that's lower than I've seen elsewhere, but I don't eat jam.... so I'm usually not bothered. It was just that I was aware of the conversation re: Jam here and elsewhere.

    Patti
    On Levemir/Novorapid. Last hba1c 5.3
     
  6. Clarissa

    Clarissa Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks for that Patti. We do have a lidl so I might have a look. I dont use it that often, but just thought I would ask after seeing it in the chemist.

    Speaking of the elsewhere forum, are you still able to get on it? I seem to be having trouble accessing it.

    Claire
     
  7. chocoholic

    chocoholic · Well-Known Member

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    I buy the Dalfour range of jams, they use fruit juice to sweeten their products instead of sugar or sweeteners and have a huge range to choose from.About £1.20 a jar I think.
     
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    david200110 · Member

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    Where do you get the Dalfour Jam from? Is it available in supermarkets or should I order online?

    david
     
  9. chocoholic

    chocoholic · Well-Known Member

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    I get mine in Tesco or Morry's.
     
  10. david200110

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    Thanks. I got some at Morrison's.

    david
     
  11. square one

    square one · Newbie

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    Mandarin · Active Member

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    Square one
    It would be helpful if you gave nutritional information on your products then carb counters would be able to make an informed decision as to whether these products are as good as they look especially as you state that they are suitable for diabetics and those following the atkins diet.
     
  13. square one

    square one · Newbie

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    Hi there.

    If you click on the "more" button on our products, many have been updated with ingredients and nutritional information.

    <b>Orange Marmalade:
    </b>
    Nutritional Information per 100g

    Enegry 270kj/509 kcal
    Protein 0.6g
    Carbohydrate 32g
    of which sugars 32g
    Fat 0.1g
    of which saturates 0.0g
    Dietary Firbe 0.9g
    Sodium 0.0g

    Ingredients:
    Sweet Orange Pulp, Bitter Orange Pulp, White G r a p e, Juice Concentrate, gellling agent: natural fruit pectin, citric acid.

    Prepared with 40g fruit per 100g

    <b>Strawberry Preserve:</b>

    Nutritional Information per 100g

    Enegry 218kj/510 kcal
    Protein 0.5g
    Carbohydrate 33g
    of which sugars 33g
    Fat 0.1g
    of which saturates 0.0g
    Dietary Firbe 0.7g
    Sodium 0.0g

    Ingredients:

    Strawberries, White G r a p e, Juice Concentrate, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Gelling Agent: Natural Fruit Pectin.

    Prepared with 62g fruit per 100g

    Kind Regards

    Kevin & Vanessa Challis
    Square One Bistro
    http://www.squareonebistro.co.uk
     
  14. John418

    John418 Type 2 · Member

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    Does anyone know how to make diabetic marmalade. I live in Spain an am surrounded my Oranges
     
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