Homemade preparations are not only tasty, but also very useful. They allow you to preserve substances valuable for health for a long winter. But in order to have enough of them, it will take a lot of work now, but it will be worth it. Let’s start preparing for the winter with the most important and useful.
Dried and pickled mushrooms
Pickled mushroom appetizer is not just a joy to taste. It is also an excellent source of delicate pectins, rare trace elements and valuable proteins. But do not get carried away with marinades, as the vinegar they contain will not work very well on the stomach. If you finely grind dried mushrooms, then they can be used in almost any first and second course. Thanks to the mushrooms, food will acquire a great aroma, and you will receive important trace elements – chromium and selenium.
Sauerkraut is cooked in almost any family. She’s extremely helpful. Sauerkraut contains more ascorbic acid than oranges. As for the fermentation products of cabbage, these are sugars and easily digestible carbohydrates, enzymes and a huge amount of vitamins. If you add a handful of cranberries to sauerkraut before use, then in terms of the content of trace elements and vitamins, this dish will not be equal.
If you grind ripe tomatoes with garlic and red bell pepper, season with salt, you will get a delicious homemade adjika. Store it in the refrigerator. This dressing is rich in iodine, selenium and zinc.
Cucumbers: fresh and pickled
Many people think that there is no benefit in cucumbers. But this is a delusion, cucumbers contain a lot of iodine and iron. Therefore, it is imperative to harvest pickled cucumbers for the winter. Here’s a recipe for making fresh cucumbers: fill a sterile jar with well-rinsed and scalded medium-sized cucumbers, put a burning candle inside that will sterilize the inside of the jar, and then close it. If there is another option for storing fresh cucumbers, dip fresh cucumbers and molten paraffin and oxygen access to them will be limited.
For the winter, it is necessary to stock up on dried herbs. For example, it is necessary to dry basil, parsnips, lovage, mint, lemon balm in advance. One pinch of these herbs contains a large amount of copper, silicon, manganese, selenium. Such greens will be very useful in winter: a huge supply of nutrients, and significant savings (in winter, fresh food is very expensive).
Greens with salt
So that in winter there is no need to buy frail bunches of greens, it must be prepared in the summer, when it is full of juices and strength. Parsley, celery, dill must be finely chopped, sprinkled with coarse salt and put in the fridge. In the greens prepared in this way, a lot of selenium, silicon, iron will be preserved.
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