Red blueberries, berries rich in nutrients
Red blueberries are great for preventing heart disease and blood. These fruits are known for a long time, appreciated for their good properties to health, being considered a true ” natural medicine “.
Experts say about red blueberries that have a high content of coumarin, which is found in other fruits too ( eg in cherry ) and have very good properties on blood vessels, reduce the risk of blood clotting and fight atherosclerosis.
Red blueberries contain glucose and fructose (in proportion of 4-11% ), and phenolic compounds, organic acids, vitamins (A, B, C, K, PP), mineral salts, tannins, folic acid, pectin and others.
Of minerals in red blueberries is found iron salts, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sodium, selenium, copper and manganese. Calorie content is 56 cal per 100 g fruits and glycemic index is 25.
These fruits combat chronic constipation, improve metabolism, increases appetite, have a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach and intestines. Have anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, collar, diet properties.
Red blueberries juice is an elixir for health, have strong antiseptic effect, combat successfully the poisoning in the body. It also stimulates digestion, relieves headaches, fight obesity. It is recommended in cases of biliary dyskinesia, chronic hepatitis, slow digestion, liver cirrhosis in first phase, infections, liver congestion, overweight, loss of appetite, convalescence, gastritis, nausea, vomiting, asthenia, anemia.
Red blueberries juice is made this way: thoroughly wash red berries, then crush them with the juicer; juice is served immediately because if it’s left to stand, it oxidizes very quickly.
Red blueberries juice can be served as a remedy in the treatment of conditions ( described above ) or as cold drink ( can be added 2-3 ice cubes ). It has excellent healing properties, provides a good general condition and strengthens the immune system.
The fruits are used in soups and puddings, especially in scandinavian countries. Also, they are commonly used in cakes, jams, jellies, creams, sauces, venison sauce, liqueurs and alchohol.
Red blueberries jam is a delight. Use the following ingredients: 1 kg red blueberries, 1 kg sugar, one cup water and juice from 1-2 lemons. Preparation: choose berries from bunch, wash with water, remove the seeds, place to stay in a jar mixed with a little sugar, so they will leave a syrup; gather the syrup, place in a pot and mix with remaining sugar and a cup of water, simmer for 10-15 minutes, until melts; we add the lemon and fruit and leave it simmer, to bind composition for 2.5-3 hours, so in the end it will turn into a delicious sweet and sour jam. Those who wish may add a little vanilla, honey and crushed nuts, so the taste will be richer.
This jam can be used in cookies, cakes, is a delight as dessert in any season.