“TECNALIA collaborates with Bizkarra to create jams with no added sugar, avoiding intense sweeteners and using only natural vegetable ingredients”
TECNALIA has developed, in collaboration with BIZKARRA bakeries and pastry shops, a lemon marmalade using yacon root, an Andean tuber, as a sweetener.
Collaboration with BIZKARRA
This collaboration has enabled Bizkarra to create jams with no added sugar, avoiding intense sweeteners and using only natural vegetable ingredients. Initially, a lemon marmalade was created that fulfilled all the organoleptic and nutritional criteria they were looking for. Then, as part of the AKTIBAL project, the recipe was used for all the sugar-free jams that are made at this bakery.
The range includes six different varieties: apricot, plum, raspberry, strawberry, lemon and mandarin, which can already be found in both physical and online shops of these bakeries.
The jams are made in a traditional way, with fresh fruit and two ingredients that replace sugar in all its properties: natural vegetable fibre to get the texture and colour, and yacon root as a sweetener to achieve the flavour, the latter being TECNALIA’s main contribution to the project.
More information about the AKTIBAL initiative
AKTIBAL wants to take another step in the creation of specialities with natural sweeteners, using new ingredients that increase the quality of the product, both in terms of enjoyment and useful life.