You will need
- 100 g of prunes is taken 400 ml of water;
- sugar to taste;
- porcelain or enamelware.
Prunes, his decoctions and infusions are used for medicinal purposes as a natural laxative. Before use, the dried fruit sort, clean from accidental impurities, stems and rinse thoroughly in warm water. It is also recommended to hold them for a few minutes in hot water, so preservatives are sometimes used in the production of prunes, went into the water.
To prepare the broth of prunes take 100 grams of dried fruit (amount of fruit per 100 grams can vary depending on their size). When purchasing, give preference to the dried fruits are seedless, but if you bought prunes with the pits, then they need extract, notching the berries with a knife.
Put the prunes in a saucepan a small amount and pour two cups (400 ml) of cold water. If necessary, add sugar to taste, but more useful would be a drink made without sugar, especially that the plum itself is quite sweet (the sugar content in 100 g 38 g).
Bring the water to a boil and remove the pan from the heat. Cover and allow the contents to cool and infuse. Cooled to room temperature, the broth strain through cheesecloth or a sieve.
Of prunes can be prepared in infusion, having the same properties. Pour a few prunes a glass of boiling water, cover and leave to infuse for a few hours (leave at night). The strained infusion, taken as needed.
Alternatively, make a tea with prunes having a laxative effect. Pour a few of washed, pitted prunes boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain the water and finely chop the berries. In a teapot or Cup put 1 teaspoon of black tea, and chopped prunes, pour a mixture of boiling water, so it was just covered with water. Let steep for two minutes and add the water to the top, add a slice of lemon.
Prune remaining after straining the decoction or infusion can be mashed, chopped it in the blender. Puree used in baby food, as well as in the preparation of various desserts and sauces.
You need to choose high-quality fruit, dried in accordance with the existing standards. Fruits prunes should be resilient, of uniform black color with a bluish tint. A strong luster shows on the processing of prunes glycerin in the production process, a brownish tint to acquire the benefits as a result of scalding with boiling water to disinfect.
Prunes contain a natural sugar, two-thirds of which is glucose, a little less than a third – fructose and a small portion of the sucrose. At the same time its calorie content is extremely low – one fruit contains only 20 calories.