Cherries are rich in vitamins C, A and K, potassium, magnesium and calcium. You can also find natural melatonin in them – this substance improves the quality of sleep, so those who want to fall asleep easily and get a good night’s sleep should eat at least half a cup of cherries in the evening.
“Cherries are really good for the body and should be enjoyed all summer long. It is one of the products that have the most antioxidants. Also, cherries help strengthen immunity, have anti-inflammatory properties. Eating lots of cherries is said to reduce muscle pain after heavy physical exertion,” says J. Sabaitienne says.
Easy ways to pit cherries
Edible cherries can be enjoyed as a refreshing dessert or as a snack and alone. However, compotes, juices, jams are also made from them, or cakes and other desserts are flavored with them. However, when you are preparing to make something out of cherries, you have to be patient while picking the pits and clothes can also suffer from cherry juice.
The representative of “Iki” jokes that it is not necessary to really waste time – you just need to use some simple tricks to peel the pits of cherries easily and effortlessly.
A suction hose. This method is one of the easiest and simplest methods. In addition, this method not only removes pits, but also avoids splashing the juice. All you need is a narrow-necked plastic bottle and a straw. Place the bottle on a flat table top, place a cherry on the neck and pierce the center with a straw. This way, the die pushed by the straw falls directly into the bottle.
grasshopper This method is probably really familiar to our grandparents. You need to take the berry, insert the pith in its center and remove the stone. A strong curved paper clip can be used instead of a paper clip.
J. Sabaitienė suggests using the advice and trying the cherry jam recipe after removing the dice.
Cherry jam with dark chocolate
You will need:
1 kg of cherries
1 year per cent. Lemon juice
400 grams of sugar
30 grams of dark chocolate
Wash the cherries, remove the pits and cut into small pieces. Put fruits in a bowl, pour lemon juice, add sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 4 minutes. Skim the resulting foam, grate the chocolate and cook for another 2 minutes. Mix everything well and pour the jam into jars. When cool, cover tightly and store in a cool, dark place.
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