Kiwi - the once exotic fruit, which today can be found in any store in our vast country. In the world of fruit, it is one of the most useful. No wonder it is called the "pantry of vitamins." Juicy bright green fruits are used for cooking desserts, in cosmetology and traditional medicine. One kiwi or Chinese gooseberry contains as much vitamin C as three medium oranges. But how to save nutrients when the fetus is harvested for future use? The best options - to make dried or dried fruit.
The specifics of drying kiwi at home
It would seem that it may be easier to dry fruit? However, there are some important details. Not all fruits can be harvested. For this purpose, only fresh ripe ones with a smooth smooth skin of dark green color are suitable. They should not be dented. Fruit should be thoroughly rinsed under running water and cut into circles or medium-sized cubes. "Chinese gooseberry" is very juicy, so before preparing for drying or drying it is necessary to hold it in a place accessible to warm air. This will remove excess moisture and make the workpiece easy and enjoyable.To dry the kiwi, it is cut into thin circles
There are several ways to dry at home.
The most popular way because of its simplicity and affordability. Moreover, it allows the hostess not to depend on the weather outside the window. Before drying in the oven, the fruit must be wiped out for a couple of days in the open air. Drying must be in the shade so that the sun's rays do not fall into slices.
The slices are laid out on a parchment-laid baking sheet and are sent to the oven for an average of 5 hours at 50 ° C. Moisture evaporates due to exposure to high temperatures. However, there are a number of nuances. The degree of readiness you have to carefully monitor. After all, the cooking speed depends on the technical characteristics of the oven. Besides. This method is not considered gentle for useful substances, because the slices are exposed to high temperatures.Dried kiwi in the oven is prepared quickly, but it is important to follow the cooking process
Drying in the electric dryer
The effects of temperature are not as aggressive as in the oven. Therefore, the chance to save all the useful properties increases. To preserve the pleasant green color of the fruit before drying, you can soak the slices in sugar syrup. Slices are laid out in special pallets of the dryer, such as, for example, VOLTERA 1000 Lux. They get warm air from the fan. Drying should be about 12 hours at a temperature of 55 ° C.
Only one minus - it is necessary to have an electric dryer. If you want to provide yourself from winter to winter with fragrant fruits, fragrant greens and dried vegetables, you will have to purchase this household equipment.Dried kiwi in electric drip saves maximum useful properties
So did our mothers and grandmothers. Pieces must be folded on a clean layer of fabric, cover with another layer of the same and send to air dry in a place protected from light. Moisture evaporates under the influence of indirect sunlight and air. However, today not everyone can afford such luxury. After all, near the place of drying should not be highways, working factories, tire fitting and other companies that can pollute the air. In addition, you need to be ready to attack wasps, flies and ants, attracted by the sweet smell of kiwi.Kiwi drying in the open air will take about a week
How to dry the fruit on the windowsill
Pieces of fruit are laid out on the window sill laid with parchment and covered on top with the same layer of parchment. Drying occurs due to exposure to sunlight and warm air from the battery. The method is quite time consuming - to dry the kiwi will be on average up to five days.Dry the kiwi on the windowsill for a long time, but at no cost
Cooking dried kiwi
There is another way that it is useful to prepare kiwi for the winter: the fruit can be shed. To do this, the fruit is peeled and cut into slices. After that they are put in a deep bowl and covered with sugar. Pot overnight sent to the fridge to let the fruit juice. After it is prepared syrup and heat it on the fire. Add kiwi slices to the syrup container and heat to boiling. After being removed from heat. Fruit give time infusion, and after laid out in cans and food containers. Dried kiwis retain not only their color, but all the vitamins.
Whichever of the above methods you choose, the fruits are already cooked. Housewives have a question, how to store and where to use kiwi.
Dry Chinese gooseberries can be stored for a year. After drying, it is better to put the kiwi in a closed plastic container or sew a special fabric bag for it. They are cleaned in a dark, cool and well-ventilated place. In closed glass jars due to the formation of moisture on the slices of the fruit can get mold.
Dried fruits can be used for snacks, add to cereal for breakfast. They are used to prevent the formation of kidney stones, heart disease and heartburn. Kiwi is also able to normalize blood pressure. And this is not surprising, because the fruits of the fruit contain potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, B vitamins, fruit and folic acids.
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