By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
Gummy candies are a classic sweet favourite – you find tons on grocery store shelves, candy baskets in doctor’s office, and plenty in your child’s Halloween basket. Since most of these contain ingredients that we should try to stay away from, I went ahead and made my own. For this recipe you can use a silicon mould in small shapes. Gummy bears or any Halloween shapes would be ideal, I used hearts. Or you could pour it into a glass or small dish and set as a dessert jelly.
Agar (or Agar Agar), sometimes referred to as kanten, is a gelling agent coming from a type of seaweed. It is approximately 80% fiber and can be used as an alternative to gelatine. In Asia it has been used as a weight loss supplement due to its ability to fill you as it triples in size within the intestines and acts as an intestinal regulator, it is also said to enhance cholesterol excretion due to the fibre content. It has shown some promise in obesity studies due to this filling effect.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Servings: 24 jellies
Serving Size: 4 sizes