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Old 02-23-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Putting fruit in jello

When do you add the fruit to jello? How do you make sure that it won't all stay on the top or bottom? I want my bananas to float all about in my jello.

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Old 02-23-2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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I think it depends on the fruit. I work for a company that makes gelatin and they actually have a list of "floaters" and "sinkers". Also, you can't use kiwi, papaya, or pineapple because then your jello won't work.
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My mom puts pineapple in jello all the time and it works fine.
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Pears in Lime Jello works great, just cut the pears in half, and they float about in the jello. And it tastes heavenly.
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Old 02-24-2006, 04:25 PM   #5
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I think it depends on the fruit. I work for a company that makes gelatin and they actually have a list of "floaters" and "sinkers". Also, you can't use kiwi, papaya, or pineapple because then your jello won't work.
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The reason we can't use fruits like papaya, pineapple, figs and kiwi in Jello is because they contain chemicals called enzymes which break down the gelatin's structure. An enzyme extracted from Papaya is actually used as the active ingredient in many commercial meat tenderizers.
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Old 02-24-2006, 04:41 PM   #6
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My mom puts pineapple in jello all the time and it works fine.
That is because uncooked pineapple contains bromelin, an enzyme which breaks down protein molecules like the ones in gelatin, as do kiwis, papaya, (both of which you can use for meat tenderizers, by the way) and mangoes. The cooking that happens during canning, etc, though, destroys the enzyme, so canned pineapple would work.

And I checked the list at work. Bananas should float, not sink.

EDIT: I wrote this before I read the post above, haha.
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And I checked the list at work. Bananas should float, not sink.
It's true. Bananas float.

I'll have to try the pear thing sometime, and as for other fruits, I guess I'll just experiment with different kinds and sizes to see what will neither float nor sink, but swim all about.

And I did now about the pinapple, kiwi, and papaya because it says right on the package. Well, it doesn't give the wonderful explaination we received in our scientific moment, but it does say it won't set if you use those fruits.
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:38 AM   #8
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Evenly distributed fruit has nothing to do with the fruit itself. It has to do with timing. The jello needs to be partially set. If you add fruit too soon, they will sink. If you add fruit too late, they will stay toward the top. Now the fruit may require slightly different set times depending on which fruit you use, but that would be very slight. You want to add it when the jello is firm enough that when you mix it in some of the fruit stays suspended mid-jello, but it also needs to be loose enough that the jello stays smooth when you mix so you don't have bumpy looking jello. I think this calls for a jello experiment.
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apples are really good in jello. it tends to float.
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