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It is no secret that many plants are widely used in scientific and folk medicine. One of the recognized medicines is dried raspberries, the beneficial properties of which have been known for a long time and are successfully used in the treatment of many diseases.
- Dried raspberry chemical composition
- Useful properties of dry raspberries, indications for use, contraindications
- Dried raspberry recipes
- How to harvest and dry raspberries correctly
Dried raspberry chemical composition
Fresh raspberries contain up to 85% water and about 8-9% sugars. They are also the richest source of vitamins and other nutrients. In the process of drying, the berries lose water and the content of nutrients in them increases. Thus, one hundred grams of dry raspberry berries contain:
- proteins 4.2 g
- carbohydrates 43.4 g
- fat 2.6 g
The calorie content of dried raspberries is 241 kcal per 100 g. Such high calorie content of dry berries is provided by carbohydrates. They are mainly represented by fructose, sucrose and glucose. Dry berries also contain organic acids:
Dried raspberries also contain vitamins C, PP, groups B, A and E. In addition, the content of macro- and microelements also provides useful properties:
The content of essential oils, pectin compounds, phytosterols, tannins increases the benefits of dry raspberries. Useful properties are possessed not only by berries, but also dried leaves, tops of shoots and flowers of this shrub.
Useful properties of dry raspberries, indications for use, contraindications
The presence of vitamin C and other vitamins in dry raspberries has a positive effect on the immune system, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, and increases the body's adaptive capabilities. Also, vitamin C promotes better absorption of iron and other elements. The content of cobalt has a beneficial effect on metabolism, promotes the elimination of toxins, and activates enzymes.
An element such as copper stimulates the absorption of nutrients, especially proteins and carbohydrates. It prevents disturbances in the formation of the skeleton. Potassium improves the functioning of the heart muscle. Organic acids have anti-inflammatory properties, and pectin and tannins have a positive effect on the functioning of the digestive tract.
Indications for the use of dry raspberries are:
- inflammatory processes, especially of the respiratory and digestive organs
- loss of energy and vitamin deficiency, including scurvy
- fragility of blood vessels and a tendency to bleeding
- high pressure
- vomiting of various nature
- lack of appetite
- hangover syndrome
The use of dry raspberries is also indicated for skin problems, especially in the treatment of acne and erysipelas. Like any drug, dry raspberries have contraindications for use. Taking into account the fact that raspberries have rather strong allergic properties, it is contraindicated for people suffering from allergic reactions to raspberries.
It is worth taking raspberry preparations for people with kidney disease during an exacerbation. If a person is undergoing treatment with drugs against increased blood clotting, then for the period of treatment, one should refrain from eating dry raspberries. Care must be taken to this remedy during pregnancy and lactation, so as not to provoke food allergies in the baby.
Dried raspberry recipes
Dry raspberry tea
With a high temperature and the onset of a cold or flu, tea made from dried raspberry berries will help. To prepare it, you will need 2 liters of dried raspberries. Art .; water 250 ml; and 1 tsp. honey if desired.
- Heat water to a boil
- Pour in raspberries
- Let stand for 10-15 minutes
- Add honey as desired
Drink the whole tea obtained and immediately go to bed under a warm blanket. Important! If, after drinking tea, a profuse sweat came out, then you must definitely change your clothes.
Video on how to properly dry raspberries:
Infusion for gargling the throat and mouth
If your throat hurts or there are signs of stomatitis, you need to prepare an infusion of raspberries. This requires heating 0.5 liters of water. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of raw materials. Insist everything under the lid for half an hour. With the resulting infusion, rinse your mouth or throat once every three to four hours. This infusion can be used to wipe problem areas of the skin. In order for the infusion, tea and broth to be beneficial, raspberries must be properly prepared.
How to harvest and dry raspberries correctly
The quality of dried raspberries will be significantly affected by their correct collection. If the berries are intended to be dried at home, then raspberries should not be picked in the rain, early in the morning or in the evening. The best time to pick tender berries is a sunny, dry afternoon.
Ripe, but not overripe berries are suitable for drying. Let's also collect for drying and slightly unripe raspberries. It is desirable to pick berries without stalks. It is most convenient to collect in small and shallow containers or baskets.
It is advisable to dry the berries immediately after harvesting. If, nevertheless, the raw material has undergone transportation, then the crumpled berries must be removed before drying.
Also, sorting through raspberries, plant residues and debris are removed from it. Before drying at home, it is better not to wash raspberries, the delicate berry will instantly be saturated with water. Prepared raspberries in one layer should be laid out on a suitable surface and placed in the sun.
In the evening, bring the berry to a dry room, otherwise it will be saturated with atmospheric moisture. In the morning, take out the raspberries in the sun again. After 5-6 days, the berry will be completely dry. It needs to be poured into cardboard boxes sent with clean paper. Store in a dry place no longer than 24 months.
If the weather is unstable, then you can dry the raspberries in the sun for 1-2 days, and then dry them in the oven or in a special drying cabinet at a temperature of + 50 + 60 degrees. Harvesting dried raspberries is a necessary and useful business, especially if the family has children prone to colds.