Spring came. I want to be healthy and strong, despite the melting snow and more cold days, when all is the sight of the sun first, undress and can easily catch a cold! It is necessary to carefully monitor their health, and as much as you can eat vitamins. This will help us nettle.
Everyone knows that the nettle is growing like a weed. But not everyone knows that it is very useful. Today, as a food plant nettles used a few, but in vain - only this plant is almost completely replenish the body's need for vitamins
As a medical herb nettle has been known since ancient times Avicenna.
In Russia nettle hundreds of years has been a permanent addition to the peasant table. With a wide range of positive health effects, this herb was impossible to pass by and do not add it to your daily diet.
nettle leaves can be harvested from early spring to late autumn.
The nettle contains vitamins A, C, K, B1, B2, B3, trace elements - copper, iron, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, chlorine. Nettle contains a lot of calcium carbonate, it does not present any load to the kidney even if ingested in high amounts. The nettle contains a lot of protein, even twice as much than in regular pulses.
The nettle leaves also contain flavonoids, tannins, tannins, volatile, organic acids, chlorophyll and glycosides. The composition of the nettle include silicon and organic acids that make nettle has tonic properties: it increases the body's resistance to many bacteria, has great antimicrobial effect
Also, the nettle is famous for its rapid clearance from the body of man different toxins. This is due to its content of polysaccharides cellulose and lignin, as well as B vitamins, C, E, K.
Nettle normalizes the body's metabolism, nourishes it with vitamins and has a tonic effect, which is very important in everyday life, full of stress. With choleretic property, salads and soups from stinging nettle should always be present in the menu of people with problems of the liver and gallbladder, as well as people prone to fits of anger when irascibility generated a huge amount of bile, which can quickly bring the body with the help of tasty and healthy dishes nettle.
In the food used as an early nettles and salted for the winter, as well as fermented or dried. Basically, it leaves.
In the spring and autumn period, the risk of vitamin deficiency, we are starting to buy the mineral and vitamin complexes, which often benefit only the pharmacies and manufacturers. The main source of vitamins for the period - vegetables and green herbs, which includes nettle. The greens are very rich in vitamins and trace elements that are so necessary for life and more rapid adaptation to new climatic conditions.
What can you make from a nettle?
From nettle can cook a delicious soup, wrens and other soups, main dishes - rice, burgers, omelets, and salads and snack meals. This plant goes well with rice, potatoes, excels in pies and salads, very tasty cooked with her soup.
Salad recipes with nettle and walnut
500 g of nettle leaves,
50 g of parsley and dill,
4 cloves garlic,
3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil,
1 tablespoon lemon juice, salt.
Wash the nettles, mash with a rolling pin. Mix the oil with crushed garlic and salt, put the mixture in the nettles together with chopped dill and parsley and pounded walnuts, sprinkle with lemon juice.
BEET with nettles
1 cup finely chopped nettles,
1 small beet,
2 cloves of garlic.
Any syroedny mayonnaise (from nuts or seeds).
Beets wash and grate, pound the garlic and finely chop. Young nettles stand for 1 hour in cold water, then thoroughly wash, chop finely, combine with beetroot and crushed garlic. Fill syroednym mayonnaise, add salt to taste.
Nettle, sorrel, parsley, dill, green onions - 20 gr,
Garlic - 2 c,
olive oil, salt to taste.
Nettle mash with a rolling pin. All the herbs finely chopped, add the crushed garlic, salt, season with olive oil.
The list of dishes that can be made from nettles, huge - and all because of its more than one century eaten for centuries it was considered one of the main healers products. Prepare healthy meals with nettle and be healthy!
We also recommend you try the cream of young nettles