Lingonberry is a shrub that grows in marshland. Lingonberries are real king-berries, and in order to preserve them for the winter, various jams, juices, lingonberries are moistened, dried, frozen and even stored fresh.
Useful properties of cranberries
- Strengthens the appetite;
- Normalizes digestion;
- Restores blood;
- Strengthens the walls of blood vessels;
- It has a diuretic effect;
- Restores metabolism;
- Removes toxins;
- Choleretic agent;
- Helps in the fight against rheumatism.
Lingonberry juice also has many useful properties. All winter from the harvested berries, you can prepare vitamin juice. If honey is added to the lingonberry juice, then this remedy is effective when coughing. Lingonberry syrup is an excellent condiment for meat dishes, such berries are added to sauerkraut for taste, they can decorate cakes and pastries.
Wet cowberries for the winter
Rinse the berries under cold water, let the water drain. After that, fill the cranberries with syrup prepared for 1 kg of berries per liter of water, 2 tbsp. sugar ½ tsp salt. To taste in the syrup can put cinnamon and cloves. The syrup should be boiled for at least 10 minutes, then remove the foam from it. Lingonberries are folded into jars and filled with cooled syrup. Instead of covers, use parchment paper. Store soaked cowberries in a cool place. You can add soaked lingonberries to meat, salads.
How to cook lingonberry jam?
Lingonberries for a few minutes pour hot boiled water. We give water to drain, then the lingonberry is put in a basin, filled with ready syrup. Syrup for jam is prepared based on a kilo of lingonberries two glasses of water, one and a half kilograms of sugar. You can add other fruits to the jam, such as apples and pears. If you decide to make jam with fruits, then first you need to boil them in the syrup, and then add the cranberries to the bowl of jam. It will add a savory taste to jam of orange and lemon zest. Before the end of cooking, you can add mint leaves, limes, rose petals to the jam. To make jam, you just need to increase the time of boiling.
How to make jelly from berries?
In the basin we cook the berries of lingonberry in its own juice until they start to burst. The finished mass must be filtered, so that the crust is not left from the berries. On 1 cup of the finished juice you need to put a glass of honey or sugar and continue to cook the lingonberries until jelly-like mass. Lingonberry jelly is not only a delicacy, but also a seasoning for meat dishes.
How to soar cranberries?
Steamed lingonberries are prepared according to old Russian recipes. Berries need to sort out, fall asleep in a saucepan and put in the oven or Russian stove for a couple of hours. Store steamed lingonberries need in sterilized dishes, even under plastic covers. Cold storage for such lingonberries is not a prerequisite. From the steamed lingonberry prepare mors with added sugar.
We pick berries, pour them into jars, pour syrup at the rate of 3 liters of water and 1 kilogram of sugar. Banks roll and sterilize for at least 20 minutes.
Remove impurities from the lingonberry, boil. After letting the lingonberry brew for a couple of hours, then put it on a sieve, overnight the juice should drain. The next day, add sugar to the juice for 2 parts of juice and 1 part of sugar and boil it for 10 minutes. Pour juice into jars and sterilize. Sterilization time depends on the volume of the can. A liter jar of juice should be stewed for at least 35 minutes. After the banks roll up.
But best of all, lingonberry retains its beneficial properties if it is not subjected to heat treatment. The lingonberry is rich in ascorbic acid, which collapses at a temperature. Even if the lingonberries are not cooked, it can be stored all winter in a cool place.
A few tips for keeping lingonberries:
- You can soak the lingonberries in cold, sugared water and store it all winter. Soaked cowberries help reduce pressure and cure colds.
- When soaking the lingonberries, it is possible not to use sugar, but simply to fill it with spring water.
- Frozen lingonberries also preserve all the vitamins.
- Twist the lingonberries with sugar or honey and store it in the refrigerator.
Lingonberry in its own juice
You need a wooden barrel for making. Washed and lightly dried lingonberries need to fall asleep in a barrel with a layer of 10 centimeters. After you need to slightly squeeze the berries until they give the juice. Each next layer is rammed until juice appears, so before filling the container. You can put a circle on top of the barrel, you can use a wooden cutting board as a circle, on which you should put a brick in cellophane. Before use, lingonberries can be flavored with sugar. Suitable lingonberry in its own juice for the preparation of desserts, jelly and fruit drinks. Keep it in the cold.
How to cook lingonberry water?
Collected lingonberries fall asleep in containers, five-liter jars are best suited, pour chilled water with sugar. Syrup for pouring is prepared based on 3 liters of boiled water, 1 cup of sugar and some cinnamon. Banks close the lid and do not touch the month. After the lingonberry water is ready for use.
What diseases helps lingonberries
- Kidney disease.
Lingonberry in cosmetology
Useful substances contain not only fruits, but also leaves of a bush. Extracts and decoctions are used in cosmetology to combat hair loss and dandruff. The mask of lingonberry has a rejuvenating effect.
What is part of the cranberries?
- Vitamin B2;
- Vitamins C and E;
- Mineral salts;
- Essential oils;
- Organic acids, including ascorbic and benzoic.
Who is cowberry contraindicated?
- Those who have high acidity;
- Patients with cholecystitis;
- People with ulcers.
It is better to pick berries in September, but you can continue to pick berries until the end of autumn. Do not collect lingonberries near the road, berries accumulate radionuclides. To prepare you need to use only ripe berries. Lingonberry for the winter is not only tasty, but also useful. If you have not chosen what to make from the berries, then you have at least 10 days to think about. That is how much fresh lingonberries can be stored on the balcony without any problems.