Honeysuckle: useful and easy
Very often, walking along the market rows, you can see a dark blue berry sold by grandparents. A berry is like a berry, slightly elongated fruits and seemingly not noticeable. As a result, we pass by this “early bird” and go to buy the usual frozen berry in the store. It appears immediately after the first drops and by mid-spring it is already possible to regale and delight yourself with a wonderful fresh and amazing taste. Moreover, honeysuckle is very healthy! The body after a protracted “hunger strike” needs a huge amount of energy and vitamins, and here this discoverer of the season of berries helps us out. Honeysuckle is growing, mainly in the distant expanses of Siberia, where from ancient times they know about its healing and healing properties.
Attention! See our detailed material on varieties, features of cultivation, planting and care for honeysuckle: Honeysuckle is a welcome northerner.
This berry combines both excellent taste, and availability, and the presence of such important vitamins in spring as A, B2, B1, P and C. Moreover, honeysuckle in terms of the amount of vitamin C may well be compared to lemon! In addition to all this, it contains a huge amount of phosphorus, calcium, iron, copper, manganese, silicon, aluminum and even such rare substances as strontium and barium! Honeysuckle saves us from severe stresses, as evidenced by the presence of magnesium in it, it helps and regulates blood pressure due to the presence of potassium, which is very beneficial for the work of the heart and blood vessels. Iodine and zinc help prevent thyroid disease, and also normalize bowel function and help regulate digestion. Honeysuckle also has cosmetic properties, as it very well affects the skin, making it softer and smoother. Do not forget about the antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties of this miracle - berries.
Doctors recommend eating at least 100 grams of honeysuckle per day to ensure the daily intake of vitamin B and iron. And if you use it daily, then you will always be in a good mood, and the increase in strength and energy will contribute to your active life!
Also, in conclusion, I want to offer some simple recipes from honeysuckle.
Wanted a tasty, cool and healthy drink? Nothing is easier! Take honeysuckle and sugar in an amount of 400 g per 1 liter of water. Treat the berry with water and dry it on a napkin, fill the berry cans with 2/3 of the volume. Now prepare the syrup! Add sugar to the water and bring it to a boil, continue to boil the syrup for 10 minutes. Then fill the honeysuckle with hot syrup, close the jars with lids and pasteurize them at 80 ° C. If you do not want to use sugar, you can replace it with hot fresh juice of honeysuckle berries. Keep your storehouse of vitamins in a cool place where the sun does not penetrate. Help yourself!
One of the easiest ways to treat yourself to honeysuckle in the winter is to use the honeysuckle mashed in sugar. Just take 1.5 kg of sugar per 1 kg of berries and grind it all in a blender. Then heat the whole mass until sugar is completely dissolved. Get a homogeneous mass, fill it in jars, close tightly with lids and put in a dark room, to your compotes. As a result, you get a wonderful and tasty product!
Of course, we all love juice, but after cooking this marvelous product, there are leftover berries. Do not rush to throw them away! Prepare a pastille from honeysuckle. To do this, mix the remaining berries with sugar 1: 1 and let stand for 3-4 hours until the sugar is completely dissolved in the mass. Similarly, you can warm it up for 10-15 minutes and cool. After all the procedures, roll the mass into a cake, sprinkle with powdered sugar and dry in the oven. Remove the pastille and cut into pieces. You can also add almonds, walnuts, coconut flakes, raisins and more. Help yourself!