Our expert says:
According to the SA Food Tables, jelly that contains sugar and is prepared with water, will provide 251 kJ per 100 ml, so each teaspoon of 5 ml will provide you with about 13 kJ (3 kcal). A 250 ml cup of sweetened jelly will provide 625 kJ (149 kcal), which would represent 7,4% of the daily energy requirement for an adult woman who is not trying to lose weight. Like all foods, jelly eaten in moderation should not make you gain weight, but if you eat it in large quantities it could contribute to weight gain. There are sugar-fee jellies available for diabetics and slimmers which have a low energy content.
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