Gooseberry and its healing properties
Gooseberries, agrest ... The berries of this plant are very popular. They contain sugar, ascorbic acid, folic acid and pectin. Gooseberries also contain organic acids - malic, oxalic, succinic, as well as mineral salts, tannins.
Gooseberries are widely used for preventive and therapeutic purposes. Fresh they are used for kidney diseases, for inflammation of the bladder, as a diuretic. Berries are recommended for diseases of the digestive tract, for chronic constipation. Gooseberries are used for metabolic disorders, overweight, with skin diseases, to strengthen the walls of blood vessels. Gooseberries are contraindicated in diabetes.
What can be prepared from gooseberries so that it is both delicious and brings the greatest benefit? First of all, these are gooseberry juices, and so that the juice is not very acidic and spicy, more gentle juices can be added to it (for example, from strawberries or strawberries).
Gooseberry jelly will be very useful. It is prepared like that. Gooseberries are sorted, leaving clean fruits, washed in cold water, poured with hot water and boiled. Boiling time 7-10 minutes. The finished broth is poured into another vessel. Cooked fruits knead well. If an almost uniform mass has formed, then add a decoction, bring to a boil, filter through a sieve, wipe the fruits. The mashed mass is mixed with a decoction. Sugar, citric acid are added to the prepared mass and again heated to a boil. Starch diluted in water is added and the prepared jelly is cooled.
The ratio should be as follows: argus - 100 g, starch - 40 g, sugar - 100 g, citric acid - 1 g.