The Asturian cider it becomes one of the ciders most known and characteristic of Christmas. Although it is a type of alcoholic beverage that can be consumed practically all year round, the truth is that it is a drink that has always been related to the Christmas holidays.
Why? Fundamentally because it tends to drink during the traditional toast at the end of the year, and it is also common to opt for it during the Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinners.
It consists of a drink with alcohol but low alcohol. This means that your volume of alcohol ranges from less than 3% in vol. and up to 8% in vol. of certain varieties of cider.
It is made from the fermented juice of the apple, which is ultimately what gives it that characteristic flavor, mixing bitter tones with acid and finally sweet.
Considering its generally low alcohol content (which depends directly on the variety of cider that we consume), it is a beverage that does not provide as many calories as others. And it also has interesting nutritional benefits for its antioxidant content (which according to some studies tend to be even practically the same as those found in a glass of wine).
Calorie content of a cider glass
- 1 glass of cider of less than 3º of alcohol (variety French cider doux) contributes only 31 kilocalories.
- 1 glass of cider of 5º of alcohol brings about 37 kilocalories.
- 1 glass of 8º alcohol cider brings about 59.90 kilocalories.
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