Many saw small bluish-black berries, very similar to black currants. Such shrubs grow both in the wild and in personal plots and are called irga.

The game is a very useful product with excellent healing properties. It plays into his hands that he is practically not whimsical and does not require much care. Fruits this shrub at the end of July, and therefore is often used in home harvesting for the winter. Each hostess has her own unique recipes for the preparation of blockages from the berry. From its berries, jam, compotes, tasty jam, jam jellies and juices are prepared. There are even options for making kvass based on it.

The chemical composition of irgi and its beneficial properties

The chemical composition of berries is a combination of useful micro and macro elements, as well as a significant vitamin complex. Among this variety stands out a very rare and very useful for the body vitamin P, ascorbic acid, vitamin A and B vitamins.

Protein in such a product contains about 0.5 grams and almost 70 grams of carbohydrates.

In addition, irgi includes fiber, tannins, flavonoids, various sugars and pectins. And in the seeds of this plant there are fatty oils.

Jiri jam is a fairly high-calorie product. Its energy value reaches 260 kcal, so you should not get carried away with its use.

Due to such a valuable composition, berry berries are successfully used in folk medicine. They significantly improve the functioning of the digestive system and gastrointestinal tract, are effective for indigestion and stomach upset, as a fixing agent. This plant also contributes to the colonization of beneficial microflora in the intestine.

The pectins contained in the irga help to remove dangerous toxins and harmful cholesterol from the body, and the useful vitamin P allows the use of berries and products prepared on their basis as a prophylactic for varicose veins and myocardial infarction. Thanks to it, the vascular walls are significantly strengthened, and also they become resilient and elastic.

Phytosterols and coumarins, which are also components of iergi, contribute to a decrease in blood coagulation.

The presence of vitamin A is very useful for vision, so with regular consumption of berries or jam from a berry, the risks of cataracts, inflammatory processes in the eyes are significantly reduced. The fruits of the plant can get rid of night blindness, and also effectively eliminate eye fatigue.

Other useful and medicinal qualities of berry berries include:

  • prevention of the onset and development of atherosclerosis and thrombosis;
  • normalization of the kidneys and liver;
  • restoration of vitamin balance with vitamin deficiency;
  • beneficial effects on the central nervous system, relieving nervous tension, improving sleep and getting rid of insomnia;
  • lowering blood pressure and improving the functioning of the heart muscle;
  • helps to get rid of inflammatory processes with angina and stomatitis;
  • tinctures from leaves and bark of irgi have antiseptic effects, due to which they are popular in the healing of wounds, burns and skin inflammations;
  • prevention of the occurrence of malignant neoplasms, due to the presence of a huge amount of carotene in the composition;
  • the removal from the body of radioactive substances, dangerous toxins and salts of heavy metals.

Well, and, of course, berry, and especially jam based on it, is effective in colds and epidemics of influenza and SARS, as it significantly increases immunity.

You can’t eat such berries with individual intolerance to the substances that make up their composition. Use with caution with low blood pressure. Frequent use of berry jam is not recommended for diabetes and obesity.

In cooking, the fruits of the plant are often used to make jellies or jams. They are used to make jelly and stewed fruit. The berries are dried, frozen, and also cook delicious jam based on them.

Jam from five-minute

The recipe for jam jam is quite simple and it is no harder to prepare than strawberry jam. Often it is also called five-minute jam. To prepare such a dish you will need:

  • berry berries - one kilogram;
  • granulated sugar - one kilogram;
  • citric acid - about three grams.

Pre-sort the berries, rinse thoroughly and dry on a towel. While they are drying, sugar syrup should be prepared. To do this, boil 250 ml of water in a saucepan and pour sugar into it.

To jam slightly gave cherry, you can pre-boil cherry leaves in such water.

In a boiling syrup, dip the quail and after boiling, simmer the berries on low heat for a maximum of fifteen minutes. With a longer cooking time, the berries will boil and get jam, instead of the expected jam.
At the end of cooking, you should throw citric acid into the mass or fill it with a small amount of lemon juice.

Chilled jam should be poured into pre-prepared sterilized jars and rolled up.

Berry jam without boiling

You can cook this healthy dessert without boiling berries. In this case, irgi will retain the maximum amount of valuable substances, which will significantly enhance its healing properties. For this you need:

  • berry berries - one kilogram;
  • granulated sugar - one kilogram;
  • citric acid - two to three grams.

Irgi berries must be sorted, washed and dried, and then chopped in a meat grinder or using a blender.

Pour sugar into the resulting slurry and mix thoroughly. Add a little citric acid or lemon juice, pour into jars that are best sterilized or rinse with boiling water, and close the lids with polyethylene.

Store the resulting product in a cool, dark place. Ideal for storage would be a refrigerator or cellar.

Instead of conclusions

Jirgi jam is a surprisingly tasty and healing product that fills the body with useful minerals and vitamins. It significantly strengthens the immune system, helps relieve stress and tension, and also cleanses the body of dangerous toxins, harmful toxins and radioactive substances. However, caution should be exercised when using it for people with low blood pressure, since this berry has the peculiarity of reducing it even more. But with its moderate use, jam from jirgi will not bring serious negative consequences for the human body.

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