Juices, ice cream, cakes, cakes, cakes, creams, tartlets, jams, jellies, cocktails, and even salad dressing and glaze for meat roasts - that's how much a small and completely inconspicuous red currant can do. And to make it even more interesting, its culinary possibilities are just the beginning of a long list of advantages that lies within it. What else, apart from the pleiad of hitherto unknown taste compositions, can we gain by introducing red currants to the daily menu?
Intense, sour note, interspersed with gentle bitterness appearing in the background, is not only a harbinger of many successful culinary excesses. The sour, intense taste is the best proof that, like lemon, chokeberry, apples or wild rose, the small, scarlet pearls are full of valuable ingredients.
In a young body a healthy spirit
When mentioning red currant, one cannot remain silent, first of all, about the high content of vitamin C - 100 g of fruit is about 40-45 mg of vitamin C, which is almost 60% of the daily demand. It is thanks to it that currant specialties gain many pro-health features. One of the most important of these is the increase in the body's immunity and neutralization of free radicals responsible for aging processes. For the same reason, currants can contribute to a faster feeling of well-being during the cold, which is helped by the presence of vitamin P, which facilitates the absorption of vitamin C.
The secretariat of a flawless complexion
Redcurrants have a positive effect on the body from the inside and also have a big impact on the appearance. The ascorbic acid contained in them strengthens blood vessels, thanks to which it can contribute to the levelling of skin tone and reduce the risk of so-called "spider veins". In addition, the flesh of red currants mixed with a little red clay will turn into a natural mask, which will help to deal with the problems typical for acne skin.
Appetite for lightness
Redcurrants have been famous for their salutary effect on the digestive system for centuries. Nutritionists unanimously recommend the inclusion of these small fruits in the diet at the moment when indigestion, hyperacidity and even lack of appetite begins to afflict us. These properties are the result of the high content of pectins, a substance present in fiber, which dissolves and is therefore well absorbed by the body.
Pressure under control
Another benefit of the chemical composition of red currants is the prevention of hypertension. The potassium and vitamin PP present in them play a very important role both in regulating the cholesterol level in the blood, as well as in removing the mentioned free radicals, preventing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.
Menu under the currant sign
Taste and nutrients make red currants one of the most versatile fruits. First of all, they can become a part of the diet of people with sensitive digestive system. Secondly, sweet delicacies as well as more savoury delicacies will complement your appetite. In the summer season, cupcakes and crispy cakes enriched with fresh fruit are an absolute must.
To make the fruits shine effectively, use a brush to apply a bit of glaze, which can be done in a few seconds, diluting a teaspoon of your favorite jam with water. - The basis for a summer breakfast in a continental style can be waffles with the addition of currants, icing sugar and chocolate topping, which will taste great with a cup of black coffee - adds the expert. Also, the fact that currants are seasonal fruit will not be an obstacle to their use in autumn and winter, if we prepare thick sauces, jams and syrups in advance. Mini tartlets filled with pistachio cream and poured with currant sauce will be an elegant dessert at any time of the year.