Apricot - a delicious and extremely healthy fruit, it contains a variety of useful substances: carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, potassium and iron compounds, natural fructose. Eating apricots improves hematopoiesis, and liver, as well as digestive, cardiovascular and excretory systems of the human body.
In season you can cook a delicious apricot juice at home - he certainly enjoy both children and adults.
Recipe for apricot juice
Washed ripe apricots analyze in half, remove the remnants of stalks and seeds. With the blender or will bring the combine until smooth. And all you can drink. The use of such undoubted apricot juice, apricot pulp because, among other things, contains useful plant fibers. We will not spoil the juice of sugar, apricot sweet enough in itself.
Apricot can be broken, remove the nucleoli and calcined in a dry pan. With apricot juice - very harmonious. Children watching the process and those involved in it, will be delighted.
To obtain apricot juice without pulp (for example, you need one for cocktails) put a sieve on the bowl and pour the juice into it (a little better ostuzhennoy or screen should be a metal). Carefully drain the juice help with a spatula. If you want a greater degree of purity - the juice is filtered through a filter of a clean gauze, folded in several layers.
To make the apple-apricot juice, mix the apple juice with apricot in the desired proportions. Juices can be either a pulp, and without it, already strained. Once received fresh apple juice, just add the lemon juice to avoid darkening.
Apricot juice with pulp or not, as well as Apple-apricot juice, can be rolled up for the winter, however, benefit from it will be less, because some nutrients are destroyed by heat treatment.
Apricot juice for the winter
- fresh apricot or apple-apricot juice with pulp - 3 liters;
- juice of 1-2 lemons;
- sugar (an optional component) - about 3 tablespoons. spoons.
Freshly prepared juice (with or without pulp) with lemon juice bring to a boil in a clean enamel pot (you can add sugar). Reduce heat and boil with constant stirring for 3-5 minutes. Fill in sterilized jars and rolls sterilized lids. Overturn the jars and cover with an old blanket until cool.
In winter, these blanks, of course, all the delight and help prevent beriberi. Store the jars in a dry place at zero temperature (glassed veranda or balcony in the pantry).