Marmalades - teaspoon sweets from Halkidiki Greece
In Halkidiki Greece several fruits are produced, of high quality and nutritional value. These fruits constitute the ingredients for making teaspoon sweets and marmalades. Many of the cultivations are made without the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and as a result, the fruits produced are biological and free of toxic substances.
Traditional teaspoon sweets and marmalades from Halkidiki are made mainly from local agrotouristical collaborations of women, who use fruits such as grapes, figs, cherries, quinces, apricots, even olives. As special attention is paid to quality and unique taste, the final product can only be excellent.
Teaspoon sweets and marmalades were created initially due to the need to preserve the redundant fruits for longer periods. They are called teaspoon sweets because formerly they were served in a big bowl with many teaspoons.
Teaspoon sweets and marmalades can easily meet our needs for a sweet, without loading us with calories, cholesterol, and fat. These sweets don't contain butter, animal fat, eggs or oil, only sugar, which in some cases is replaced by more healthy choices, like brown sugar of stevia. Moreover, despite the fact that a big portion of the water-soluble vitamins (vitamin C and vitamins of B complex) is lost during the processing, a part of them is still maintained in the final product. Also, antioxidants and polyphenols are preserved, as well as vitamin A and lycopene. Last but not least, these sweets are rich in fiber, wich play an important role in the good function of the intestines.
Marmalades can be consumed in the context of breakfast, with bread or toast and butter. Teaspoon sweets are eaten raw after lunch or inside yogurt.