Content of the article:
Pumpkin in the vast expanses of the homeland is grown mainly for the preparation of main dishes and desserts. However, from its sweet and juicy pulp, you can also make a wonderful drink. It is no worse than traditional fruit and berry compotes, besides it has an individual taste and smell.
Before starting to preserve compote, you should prepare a pumpkin: Wash
- cut off the peel;
- remove seeds.
For every liter of liquid, take 1 kg of pure pulp and the same amount of sugar. In addition, to enhance the taste you will need the following products:
- 1 large lemon;
- cloves or cinnamon.
compote squeeze process Pumpkin cut into medium-sized cubes and put into a deep saucepan. Add sugar, grated zest and fresh juice with lemon. Thanks to lemon, pumpkin cubes will retain their shape and will not fall apart during cooking. In addition, he will give the compote the necessary acidity, which the pumpkin itself does not possess.
Recommendation! Instead of lemon, you can put vinegar essence( 1 tsp.).
Pour the pumpkin with water to cover, bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. Willing pumpkin can be identified by the form - it will become transparent.
Spread boiled pumpkin with liquid in sterilized jars, add cinnamon sticks or sticks of cinnamon into each pair. Roll up, wrap jars and let them cool completely.
Interesting to know or Useful properties of pumpkin
Pumpkin contains a whole complex of vitamins and minerals, such as ascorbic acid, pectins, calcium, iron, fiber and others. Consumption of pulp positively affects the nervous system and dilates blood vessels. Pumpkin improves the activity of the gastrointestinal tract and has a healing effect on wounds.
Pumpkin recommended to include in the daily diet for diseases of the heart, intestines, urinary system, kidney and liver. It is also effective for gout, constipation, hemorrhoids, diabetes mellitus and vision problems. At the same time, a large vegetable retains its beneficial properties even in the process of heat treatment, freezing and drying.
Not only the pulp, but also pumpkin seeds can be useful if used in moderation, otherwise they can cause nausea and even vomiting. Sunflower seeds serve as an excellent antihelminthic agent that children will enjoy with pleasure. They are recommended for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Unusual Pumpkin Compote - Video