Gel Food

Postby susankat » 2007-09-01 05:38

Thought I would post a recipe of one of the gel foods I make for my fish. Some of you may be interested in making for yourselves. My fish really love the gel foods and I have 4 different recipes.


Gel Food Recipe

Makes about 3 cups of gel food.

Ingredients:

Ingredients
4 Packs Gelatine
3 Cups Water (bottled, filtered/dechlorinated)
0.5 Cup Salmon
1/2 tsp Flaxseed Oil
3 Tbsp Paprika
0.5 Cup Mustard Greens
1 Cup Broccoli
0.5 Cup Green Beans
1/2 cup fresh kale blanched (reserve water for making gel)
1 Tab multivitamin (I used OneSource, Multivitamin-Multimineral Adult High Potency Formula)
1 Tab Lactobacillus Acidophilus optional**

Place the Acidophilus tab and the multivitamin in 2 T water to soak.

Add 1 cup water to blender and add vegetables, oil, salmon and Acidophilus/Vitamin mixture. Blend until ingredients are chopped very finely.
For sinking food:
Pour mixture into a bowl.
Bring remaining water to a boil and dissolve gelatine. Stir until well mixed.
Add dissolved gelatine slowly to blended ingredients and stir well.
Pour into flat shallow container(s) to make a depth of 1/4".
tap container gently to remove any trapped air bubbles.

For floating food:
Bring remaining water to a boil and dissolve gelatine. Stir until well mixed.
Pour gelatine mixture into blender and blend until well mixed.
Pour into flat shallow container(s) to make a depth of 1/4".

Refrigerate until set.

Cut into squares. I leave out a week's worth of gel in a plastic zipper bag and store in the refrigerator. The rest I freeze between layers of plastic wrap. When frozen, I store in the freezer in ziplock bags (each holding about a week of food).

Nutritional Breakout per 10 grams food
57% Protein (1.2 grams)
14% Fat (0.28 grams)
7% Ash (0.2 grams)
22% Carbohydrate (0.5 grams) [13% fiber (0.3 grams), 3% Sugars (0.1 grams), 6% Complex (0.1 grams)]

7.2 Calories per 10 g food

Minerals
15.1 mg Calcium, Ca
0.4 mg Iron, Fe
2.8 mg Magnesium, Mg
15.9 mg Phosphorus, P
33.8 mg Potassium, K
19.9 mg Sodium, Na
0.27 mg Zinc, Zn
0.06 mg Copper, Cu
0.07 mg Manganese, Mn
4 mcg Selenium, Se

Vitamins
4.3 mg Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
0.07 mg Thiamin
0.09 mg Riboflavin
0.7 mg Niacin
0.18 mg Pantothenic acid
0.11 mg Vitamin B-6
9.2 mcg Folate, total
0.4 mcg Vitamin B-12
424.7 IU Vitamin A, IU
0.2 mg Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
25.9 IU Vitamin D
5.6 mcg Vitamin K (phylloquinone)

Fatty Acids (*=Essential)
0.06 g Saturated Fats
0.07 g Unsaturated fats
0.08 g Omega 3 linolenic acid *
0.03 g Omega 6 linoleic acid
1.8 mg Cholesterol

Amino Acids (*=Essential)
0.01 g Tryptophan *
0.03 g Threonine *
0.04 g Isoleucine *
0.06 g Leucine *
0.07 g Lysine *
0.02 g Methionine *
0.01 g Cystine
0.03 g Phenylalanine *
0.03 g Tyrosine
0.04 g Valine *
0.05 g Arginine *
0.02 g Histidine *
0.04 g Alanine
0.08 g Aspartic acid
0.11 g Glutamic acid
0.04 g Glycine
0.03 g Proline
0.03 g Serine

Other
135.8 mcg Beta Carotene
23.4 mcg Cryptoxanthin, beta
133 mcg Lutein + zeaxanthin
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-12-04 10:33

Very interesting recipe, what is the purpose of the paprika?
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Postby susankat » 2007-12-26 16:11

Sorry about waiting so long to answer this, but the paprika is high in vitamin C and will also help with colors.
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