Barberry is a thorny shrub plant belonging to the barberry family. Ripe berries are red, sour in taste. Harvest time is late autumn. Berries are harvested and dried, and then added to various dishes during cooking.
Barberry is a very useful berry, which has more than 300 varieties. All of them have many useful substances. Malic, citric, ascorbic and tartaric acids are found in ripe fruits. Due to this, dried barberry has antioxidant, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties. Among the trace elements that make up the berries, it should be noted: potassium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc are important components for the full functioning of the human body.
In folk medicine, the beneficial properties of barberry have been studied for a long time, it is used for:
- prevention and treatment of colds and viral diseases;
- improving the functioning of the cardiovascular system;
- fight against edema;
- prevention of diseases of the genitourinary system;
- lowering blood pressure.
Application in cooking
Barberry has a recognizable pronounced tart-sour taste, due to which it is used in a wide range of recipes, from basic to desserts.
The most popular dish to which these dry berries are added is Central Asian pilaf. In it, barberry successfully harmonizes with the taste of rice, shading meat and other, more spicy spices with sourness.
For culinary specialists all over the world, barberry is indispensable in the preparation of meat and poultry dishes, sauces, compotes, jellies, pastries, jams and juices.
Barberry harmonizes well with many other spices: ginger, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, cumin, cloves - will go well in a dish with a delicate sourness, without interrupting each other.
Drinks with barberry quickly quench your thirst. By adding them to compotes and decoctions, they get not only a tasty, but also a healthy drink.
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