The two sisters summer green to autumn, one red, the other black. I guess the riddle? Of course, this currants. And the varieties of «sisters» do not know two, and more. Decided to allocate four basic: black, red, gold and blood red. Currants we love not only for its taste and aroma, but also because it is unpretentious in cultivation and has unique beneficial properties, which persist even when the heat treatment.
Black currant jelly is good for cooking, stewed fruits, juices, sauces, but the most famous recipe — a black currant jam. The leaves and branches of this fruit is very fragrant, so they are added as a spice in pickling cucumbers, cabbage and mushrooms. In currants contain many vitamins and minerals, for example in one tablespoon of berries on the content of vitamin C is easy to replace the lemon or overseas, and half a cup of black berries are the content of trace elements 3 pieces of bread.
Black currant juice with honey should be drunk in the cold, in the winter well use frozen berries or «tolchenkoy» — is a recipe for jam from the black currant, prepared without heat treatment. In fact, there are so many options currant jam, from the classic «five-minute» to the amazing jelly. It’s time to think about another currants, red, which is also called Oxalis. From its fruit juice obtained simply amazing and has been out of it prepared jelly or marmalade. Due to the large seeds of solid and classic jam oxalis almost do not, gentle jelly — that’s the most delicious red currant jam.
What else can be made from Siberian grapes — so sometimes called currants? Semi-sweet or sweet wines and liqueurs, are among the most exquisite berry drinks. For wine currant berry fit any color and any varieties, and even better to push the wine straight from the black, red and white berries. The recipe is not complicated: washed currants pounded in a glass or enamel bowl, then squeeze the juice, add sugar to it, which then insist. In the manufacture of liquor can be used with black currant jam.
Currant and has unique cosmetic properties. For example, the elasticity of the skin will give the infusion of black currant leaves, discolor freckles juice of red berries, currants and juice with the addition of the various ingredients can be made face masks, both dry and oily skin. Talk about currants can be very long, but it is better to choose a recipe from currant jam and singing the song of «Lube», «Are you there, there, where the currants growing …» cook fragrant treat to tea, which will be tasty and healthy.