Tips for berry time
Summertime means berry time: With a varied offer, the aroma curls tables Berries, the taste pure as well as juice or compote. In addition, as healthy as delicious supply of berries numerous valuable ingredients. Most of them associate it with summer – the bright colors and the süßsäuerl oak, refreshing taste of berry fruit. However, berry fruit not only tastes good but offers a high content of vitamins and minerals and plenty of fiber, which promote intestinal activity. At the same time have a variety of secondary plant substances such as flavonoids and anthocyanins, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and blood berries act as pressure regulating.
Closing the fruit and collecting fruit
Even if a lot of fruits to bear the name “berry” in the name, match is not always the Botanical Definition of berry(fruit). To the botanist this maps to the Deposit and collection to fruit:
- The most common berries are safe-fruits: they remain closed even in the fully ripe and their seeds from the fruit meat wrapped. These are not only traditional berries such as currants, blueberries or grapes but also, e.g., bananas, Kiwis, dates, cucumber or pumpkin. As such berries as the last two have a hard outer layer possess, they are also referred to as a tank berry. The flower has several fruit nodes, each with a berry-like fruit, saith berry of the botanist of the Collection – a relative rare Form, to berries, for example, the Kermes.
- Strawberry, raspberries, or blackberries not berries, but collecting berries, however, botanically, the fruit is more precisely a collection of walnut and a collection of stone fruits. Their seeds in the Form of tiny nutlets or stones is not protected in the interior of the berry of life, but on the outside of the fruit body.
- Also elderberry or juniper-your name will be berry-not – the former belong to the stone fruits, the latter are cones of an evergreen Zypressenart.
In the trading of various fruits are combined to the term “berry fruit” – Botanical, although not entirely correct, however, traditionally and for consumers to understand. Their Commonality is their features: small and roundish, and relatively soft, and – of course – edible. In order to fall “vegetables, not berries,” such as the tomato, including fruit species such as strawberry be counted.
Three important fruit rules
Since the berries are very sensitive, a gentle and rapid processing is important.
- When shopping, pay attention to the plump fruit and a dry, glossy bowl, since the berries are very sensitive to pressure, and after the injury quickly become moldy.
- To Clean the fruit in stagnant water and immediately on a kitchen paper to Drain so that they suck up the water and become muddy.
- In the fridge fresh keep berries one to two days.
In addition to its variety of utilization possibilities, for example for juice, compote, Sherbet, or as a cake topping, the berries also freeze well. At the same time valuable vitamins remain. However, they each other are, due to their high water content after thawing, is often soggy and stick.
This can be avoided if you spread out in single layers (side by side on a Board or foil) on the outside frozen and then together placed in a bag and properly frozen. And even if the berries after thawing are no longer as crisp as it was after the Harvest: For certain types of preparation, such as Obstmus, porridge or milk shake, the most delicious Fruits are all.
|Berry||Healthy Ingredients||Effect||Harvest time|
|Strawberry||Vitamin C, Flavonoids, Salicylic Acid, Tannins, Calcium, Potassium, Iron||gg. Diarrhea and the metabolism, for rheumatism and gout||May to July|
|Raspberry||Vitamin C, A, Rutin, Biotin, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Ellagic Acid||antipyretic, blood cleansing, bone-forming, support in gastro-intestinal catarrhs||May to August|
|Gooseberry||Vitamin C, Silicon, Citric Acid, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Pectin||carminative, diuretic, tonic for hair and nails||July to August|
|Currant||Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Phosphorus, Citric Acid, Pectin||against rheumatism and gout, detoxifying, antibacterial, immune system tonic, diuretic||May to July|
|Blueberry||Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, Iron, Potassium, Sodium, Citric Acid, Pectin, Quercetin, Anthocyanins||anti-inflammatory, blood forming, against diarrhea, stomach pain and weakness of the bladder||June to August|
|Cranberry||Vitamin C, A, Beta Carotene, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Arbutin, Flavonoids, Pectin||digestion, cholesterol lowering, anti-diarrhea, urinary tract infections, gout and rheumatism, anti-viral, bactericidal and fungicidal active ingredients||September|
|BlackBerry||Iron, Calcium, Ellagic Acid||detoxifying, anti-carcinogenic, lowering blood pressure.||May to July|
|Elderberry||Anthocyanins, flavonoids, essential Oils, tannins||Protective effect against diseases of the cardiovascular system, joints, eyes, skin, and kidneys, tonic for feverish diseases, for rheumatism and gout||June|
|Rosehip||Vitamin C, Pectin||antioxidant, immune tonic, digestive, anti-inflammatory||September to October|
|Rowan||Vitamin C, A, Pectins, Tannins, Sorbitol||Beneficial for the stomach and the intestine, anti-oxidant, digestive, anti-inflammatory||August to October|
|Buckthorn||Quercetin, several times richer in Vitamin C than citrus fruits||Enrichment of different products with Vitamin C, pharmaceutical use for skin damage due to burns and sunburn||starting in September|