Evaluation of jam from combination of Gooseberry and Aloe Vera
The fruits of the gooseberry bush are small, weighing around 0.1-0.2 ounces (3-6grams) each. They may vary in colour and can be green, red, yellow white. Amla provides an eclectic mix of flavours that could not be compared to any of the common fruit types.it has a sour, astringent taste combined with a sweet and bitter undertone. Aloevera is a stem less or very short-stemmed plant growing to 60-100cms (24-39inches) tall, spreading by offsets. The leaves are thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with some varieties showing white flecks on their upper and lower stem surfaces. Jams are made by combining sugar, pulp, and/or puree from one ore more types of fruit, water, and jelling agents due to the increasing number of health problems occurring in society, caused by obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, the demand for the products with reduced calorie content as increased on the market. There for particularly low-sugar jams in which some of the sucrose as been replaced by sweeteners (e.g., cane sugar, jaggery, honey), are valued by consumers. Honey is a natural sweetener, which, apart from there sweetening properties, exhibit antimicrobial, antioxidant and also acts as a preservative.
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