Stock up on vitamins: how to freeze berries and fruitsPictolic
Heard the old Russian proverb "Prepare sledge in the summer, and in winter the cart"? Sani we, of course, cook won't, but the berries will be for the future, because it is a storehouse of useful vitamins and minerals which are lacking in man in cold seasons.
How to freeze, what to choose and how to use berries and fruits, read our material.
At first glance it seems that all elementary — berries need to be folded into a package and send in the freezer. But in fact there are some nuances, the violation of which can turn a beautiful and juicy berries in a crumpled, unfit for human consumption "slush". To avoid this trouble, follow these simple instructions:
Berries frozen this way, it will turn crumbly and will be easily separated from each other. Shelf life "of vitamin reserves" up to 10-12 months. However, their use is recommended as soon as possible, since prolonged storage of frozen fruits and berries lose their useful properties.
A little bit about the benefits of berries
Let's find out what kind of berries it is best to freeze. Talk about useful properties of some of them.
Strawberry contains large amounts of vitamin C and b vitamins, so you can accurately not to worry about seasonal beriberi. In addition, this berry is rich in various minerals: iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese.
But the best part is that strawberries can be cooked many delicious dishes! The most simple and interesting recipes we shared earlier.
Black currant is another storehouse of vitamin C and also vitamins B1, B2, B6, B9, E, D, P and K. Berry has a high content of organic acids and minerals (magnesium, silver, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, iron, etc.).
Teas and decoctions using black currant help cleanse the liver and kidneys, treatment of respiratory diseases, reduction of inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract.
One of the most popular "grandma's recipes" is hot tea with raspberries. We are sure that you were treated this treat during a cold or flu. And use the berries for these purposes is justified, because it has a large number of nutrients: vitamins a, C, PP, b vitamins, beta-sitosterol, organic acids and minerals.
When choosing berries, a gooseberry go around the side, and a very good reason. Let it not be delicious sweet strawberry or raspberry, but it is rich in vitamins C, P, pectin and iron, favorably affects the functioning of the digestive tract, has a diuretic effect and helps to combat the flu.
BlackBerry contains full range of nutrients and medicinal substances, including sucrose, glucose, fructose, organic acids, vitamins and minerals. In folk medicine blackberries are used to improve the blood, increase immunity and prevent diseases.
Also the blackberries are useful in diabetes. The juice from the berries helps in the treatment of bronchitis, pharyngitis, tracheitis and sore throat, has a tonic and soothing effect.
Blueberries — low calorie, diet product which is recommended to drink for people suffering from obesity. 100 grams of this fruit contains just 39 calories. But also a huge number of nutrients: b vitamins, vitamins a, C and PP, calcium, phosphorus, iron.
The blueberry has a number of unique properties, for example, protects against the effects of radiation, normalizes the heart ,intestines and pancreas, slows the aging of nerve cells. In addition, regular consumption of these berries helps to improve vision and even his recovery!
I think that's enough to make you understand — all berries are incredibly useful! Adding them to your diet, you will be doing yourself a huge favor. Eat fruits and berries every day, and then energy and good health for a long time is guaranteed.