- Dandelions 400 flowers;
- Water 1 liter;
- Sugar 1.2 kg.;
- Citric acid 1 tsp (no slide).
- Main ingredients
- Portion 4 liter cans
- World Cuisine
scissors, plastic container, pan, colander, spoon, cans with twists
A bit about dandelions. Many undeservedly consider dandelions to be weeds, although their mineral composition is very rich. These beautiful golden flowers contain phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc and manganese, and they also contain a small amount of iodine, selenium, copper and other trace elements. They contain quite a lot of B vitamins, ascorbic acid and beta-carotene. Therefore, to have a jar of this jam is very useful for every family.
How to make jam. Dandelions are suitable for jam during flowering. We cut 400 heads of dandelion flowers, cut only yellow petals, since sepals and receptacles will give the jam the bitterness of milky juice. We send yellow petals to an enameled or stainless pan DO NOT RINSEbecause you will wash away all the nectar and pollen, and the jam will not have healing properties.
Fill the petals with water, bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Add citric acid to a boiling broth and boil over low heat for another 25 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and filter the broth, discard the used petals. Add sugar to the broth, stir and put on the fire again. Bring to a boil and simmer for 40 to 50 minutes. The longer you cook, the thicker the jam will be. Pour jam into glass jars and roll up. It is perfectly stored under plastic covers in the cellar or refrigerator.
Dandelion jam tones up, stimulates the nervous system, improves metabolic processes, cleanses the body of toxins, stops inflammatory processes, helps in the treatment of liver diseases, reduces the acidity of the stomach and has many other useful properties.
Doctors recommend eating no more than 3 tablespoons of goodies daily. It is better to add this aromatic medicine to tea. Detailed Dandelion jam recipe look at the video. Enjoy your meal!