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October 14, 2013

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 elderberry jam

Elderberry jam

Classic elderberry jam


  • 2 liters of crushed elderberry
  • 0.25 cups of vinegar
  • 6 cups sugar

Put the berries in a saucepan, vinegar and sugar. On medium heat, bring everything to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has melted. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until it thickens. When it begins to thicken, stir often to jam not burnt.

Pour the hot mixture on a clean jar. Close the lid. Hold banks 5 minutes in a water bath Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures  Sauna and health: the benefits and harms of bath procedures
   and store in a cool place.

 Jam | Elderberries - ancient myths in the mirror medical facts

Elderberry jam and grapes


  • 1.4 kg elderberry
  • 1.4 kg of grapes
  • Sugar

Wash the elderberry, put in a saucepan, cover with water and cook until they are softened; Drain and squeeze the juice. Similarly, boil the grapes and squeeze the juice. Pour into the pan 0.75 cup of sugar for every cup of juice. Cook over high heat until the jam will not be thick. Pour into banks.

 Jam | Elderberries - ancient myths in the mirror medical facts

Elderberry jam


  • 1.8 kg elderberry
  • 1 sachet of pectin
  • 0.25 cup lemon juice

Rinse the elderberry and crush them. Cook over moderate heat until they give juice. Cover the pan with a lid and cook over low heat 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Squeeze the juice of berries in a separate container. Then pour into the pan 3 cups of elderberry juice, pectin and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add the sugar, bring to a boil again and boil at the maximum heat for a minute, all the while making it difficult. Remove the pan from the heat. Remove the foam with a spoon and pour the liquid over the banks, leaving space to the edge - about 0.5 cm. Close the jars with hot lids.

 Jam | Elderberries - ancient myths in the mirror medical facts

Elderberry jelly


  • 1.3-1.8 kg of ripe elderberries
  • 0.25 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 sachet of pectin
  • 4.5 cups white sugar
  • 0.25 teaspoon butter


Rinse thoroughly with clusters of berries. Then, separated from them only perfectly ripe berries - those that are completely black or dark blue. Then wash berries again.

Put the elderberries in a large saucepan and crush their potato masher. Turn on medium heat and continue to push the berries until the mixture comes to a boil. Then turn on the very low heat and leave to simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove the pan from the heat.

Put on another pot large fine sieve, to shift it boiled elder and leave it to swell for a few hours.

Prepare a clean glass jars. To kill all microbes hold cans in the oven at 90 C for 10 minutes. Cover jars doused with boiling water.

Determine how much juice you have succeeded. On one packet of pectin is usually required 3.35 cups of juice. Of the remaining juice can make the syrup, or another portion of the jelly (if you need another bag of pectin).

Pour 3 cups of juice into a large saucepan, add the lemon juice and pectin.

Bring the juice to a boil. Add 4.5 cups of sugar and 0.25 teaspoon of butter. Mix everything with a wooden spoon. Again bring to a boil. On the surface, there should be abundant foam. Once the boil reaches the point where it is no longer stirring decreases, look at the clock and note the time. Exactly 2 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture over the banks. Do not fill the jars to the brim and leave about 0.6 cm to the edge.

Close the jar. To protect the gel from the mold, the banks can hold in a water bath for 5 minutes.

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Chokeberry - improves overall health

March 25, 2014

 Chokeberry - the plant is quite common due to its undemanding. Many are struggling with the thickets chernoplodki near her house and crops emit black berries or leaves the birds. But is it worth to do so? Chokeberry health useful many exotic fruits and berries expensive and neglect this gift of nature would be short-sighted.


Black berry

The correct name of the bush, which is often called Aronia - chokeberry Aronia. Although the berries of this plant resemble brush rowan, Aaron belongs to the family Rosaceae and is not even a distant "cousin" Rowan. Homeland chokeberry is North America, where branched shrub has long been popular as an ornamental plant.

Aronia - shrub about two to three meters, highly branched, dense. In late spring the plant is covered with attractive white flowers with a pink tinge. And in September, on the bush appear shiny black berries rounded shape. Weight wild berries chernoplodki reaches a maximum of one and a half grams of garden varieties have larger and tastier fruits. Cultivate bush began relatively recently, in the XX century, before chokeberry it was exceptionally wild plant.

Aronia berries, is called an amateur - they have a specific sour-sweet, slightly tart astringent taste. The berries are preparing juices and jams, compotes and marmalades. Yet chokeberry valued not primarily for the taste, but as a medicinal plant, useful and even healing in many illnesses.



Its sweet taste the fruits of chokeberry Aronia obliged high in sugar (mainly fructose and glucose), and sorbitol - sweet to the taste of alcohol, which is used as a sugar substitute for diabetics. Total sugar content chernoplodki about ten percent.

Acids in chokeberry little, but the berries are rich in tannins, which make the taste of fruits chokeberry tart and astringent. Also, a lot of pectin in the berries. Calorie fruit is low - only 55 kcal per hundred grams. The berries contain many nutrients, vitamins and minerals, which determine the useful properties of the product.

For chernoplodki - an excellent source of vitamin P (rutin), which is contained in chokeberry twenty times more than in citrus fruit. Rutin helps the absorption of vitamin C, making it more efficient. Additionally, this vitamin helps strengthen the walls of blood vessels, making them more flexible, lower the pressure and to improve the cardiovascular system. The daily body's need for routine can be satisfied by eating only ten grams of berries.

In addition to the routine in Aronia also contains other vitamins: A, C, E, group B, as well carotene and niacin Nicotinic acid: what is its benefit to man?  Nicotinic acid: what is its benefit to man?
 . According to the content of vitamin C chernoplodki can compete with the recognized sources askorbinki like a lemon. And to meet the daily needs of the organism in the nicotinic acid vapors quite literally berries. Aron characterized by high content in fruits of iodide compounds, boron, iron, fluorine, copper, manganese, molybdenum and calcium. The content of iodine in the chokeberry is higher than in other berries, such as strawberries, raspberries or gooseberries.



High levels of nutrients makes aronia really healing plant. Chernoplodki primarily used for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Vitamin P strengthens blood vessels, which in turn improves the circulatory system. Vessel walls become denser, yet resilient, so that chokeberry used to treat diseases associated with increased vascular permeability: kapillyarotoksikoz, measles Measles in children - may cause serious complications  Measles in children - may cause serious complications
 , Eczema, allergic vasculitis and others.

One of the most important properties chernoplodki is its ability to lower blood cholesterol. In addition, these berries help to lower blood pressure, which is very important for those who suffer from hypertension.

It is important that chokeberry may be used not only for treatment of hypertension, but also for its prevention.

Due to the high content of pectin chernoplodki can be used to cleanse the body Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration  Cleansing the body - comprehensive restoration
 For example, from salts of heavy metals or radioactive substances. Pectin regulate digestion, do not allow pathogens to develop in the intestine, and even help to lose weight. Additionally, pectins help eliminate intestinal cramps and possess choleretic effect. These berries are recommended for those suffering from gastritis with low acidity.

The list of diseases for which it is recommended the use of chokeberry Aronia impressive. This diabetes Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease  Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
 And hypertension, and rheumatism, and various bleeding, and atherosclerosis, and various allergic manifestations. There is evidence that the chokeberry improves liver function and a beneficial effect on the endocrine system and boosts immunity. Aronia helpful and patient during the recovery period: it increases appetite, it helps to normalize digestive processes.


Prudence will not hurt

Useful properties of chokeberry are undeniable, but it does not mean that you can eat all chernoplodki always. Disadvantages chokeberry Aronia - a continuation of her own merits. That is, the properties of berries to increase the acidity of gastric juice can be quite inappropriately, if this acidity and so increased. So do not use chernoplodki in gastritis with high acidity, and peptic ulcer disease.

And the ability to lower pressure makes aronia berries are unsuitable for those with pressure and so reduced. Accordingly, under reduced pressure is best to avoid drinking chokeberry fresh or dishes chernoplodki.

Maria Bykov