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As you can see bread can contain ingredients that those of us who have type 2 diabetes need to avoid... salt and fats. It pays to check the labels. Leavening Leavening is the adding of gas to the dough creating bubbles that make it swell up. This makes the bread lighter and easier to chew. When flour and water are combined to make dough the starch in the flour mixes with the water to form a matrix. When this mixture is leavened (ie gas is added) the dough rises . Then when it sets the bubbles remain trapped in the dough. There are several ways dough can be leavened. However most types of bread are leavened using biological agents containing micro-organisms that release carbon dioxide as part of their life-cycle. These are either yeasts or sourdough starters. Yeast ferments some of the carbohydrates in the flour.
You ll also need to be prepared for the heat. Use your potholders to remove the pan when the jam cycle ends. Jam is hot when it finishes and you can burn yourself pretty badly if you don t use the proper protection. Make sure that the containers you pour your jam into are heat-safe too. The jam you make is safe for canning. It isn t. You ll need to use the jam within a week so the fact that you can t double your batches is probably good. Also don t puree your fruits ahead of time. The best bread machine jams are made with cubed or diced fruit. Adjusting sugar is another no-no. Sugar helps to create the texture of the jam and using too much or too little could yield something closer to fruit candy or fruit syrup instead of jam. Making jam is not a way to use up fruit that isn t quite ripe or that is going bad. The best flavors are achieved from perfectly ripe fruits that have no bad spots or imperfections. Overripe and unripe fruit can spoil the flavor of jam by making it slightly sour or acrid. For new flavor combinations use fruits that have similar levels of acidity. Blackberries strawberries and raspberries can be combined readily for example.
Plenty of breads can be classified as semi-wholemeal ie bread made form a mix of whole grains and refined grains. It is noticeable that as the ratio of whole grains in the flour drops. For example a 50:50 mix of wholemeal and refined flour usually has a GI value of at least 58 while 100% wholemeal bread has an average GI value of 51. Thus you need to be cautious when eating whole-grain bread (white bread with added whole grains) and granary bread. You should only eat small amounts of white pitta bread (GI value about 57). Whole-grain pitta however has a slightly lower GI value due to the phytates they contain which slow the rate of digestion. Conclusion So there you have it. When deciding which bread to choose to beat your diabetes you should favour bread made from 100% wholemeal flour which has a low salt (sodium) content little fat (maximum 3% by weight) and does not contain added sugar. You ll find all this information as well as the amount of fibre the bread contains on the label.