Gummy Bears have great health benefits when paired with steak

Is A Steak Dinner Served with Gummy Bears the Next Superfood?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

There’s nothing wrong with wanting a little dessert after a satisfying dinner, but rarely do we indulge ourselves under the notion that doing so is actually good for us. However, a new finding out of the German University for Prevention and Health Management in Saarbrücken is offering up a dessert pairing that actually does the body good: Steak and Gummy Bears.

Researchers studying protein replenishment provided by various food foods discovered that the source of gelatin found in gummy bears boosts the biological protein value of steak to a level of 98 — a scale based on the protein of an egg, which measures at 100.

How about gummy bears eaten just on their own? Due to gelatin’s lack of the amino acid tryptophan — found largely in beef — it cannot convert the protein into something the body can absorb. It is only when the gelatin interacts with the compounds of beef that the full protein can be released into the body.

The research of course only looks at one nutritional aspect of the gummy bear, ignoring the fat and calorie intakes of this post-dinner snack, but if you’re going to indulge yourself anyway, you might as well pick a treat that also benefits the body.

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Sources: Welt

Photo: brentolson

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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