Fruit syrup

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Fruit syrups or fruit molasses are concentrated fruit juices used as sweeteners.

Fruit syrups have been used in many cuisines:

Some foods are made using fruit syrups or molasses:

  • Churchkhela, a sausage-shaped candy made from grape must and nuts

In modern industrial foods, they are often made from a less expensive fruit (such as apples, pears, or pineapples) and used to sweeten more expensive fruits or products and to extend their quantity. A typical use would be for an "all-fruit" strawberry spread that contains apple juice as well as strawberries. Using concentrated fruit juices in this way is falsely believed to be more healthful than using refined sugars.[1]

See also[edit]

Squash (drink)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Victor Herbert, et al., eds., Total Nutrition: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need, ISBN 0312113862, p. 127