Exotic fruits on your table: how to eat loquat
The loquat is a rather unusual plant. In nature, there are two types of these trees from the apple family. Fruits on one keep up in the spring, on others - in the autumn season. So, having got on the sites by both grades, Japanese and German, you can provide yourself with very tasty and extremely useful fruits for a long period of time.
However, everything is not so simple. After all, the uninitiated who first saw unusual fruits, there is a perfectly legitimate question: "And what to do with them, how to eat a loquat?" Those who doubt will calm. Use it for food in raw form (almost an apple after all!), Prepare jelly, cook jam, bake, take as a stuffing in pies and strudels. And, of course, make compotes and juices. Even wine and liquor. That's what a wide range of applications! But first things first. And start with how to eat a loquat natural (raw). Fruits are well washed, so that the skin comes down. They nibble and chew. The fully mature fruit taste is very pleasant, sweet and sour, reminiscent of the taste of quince or quality winter apples. Eat the loquat until it is stubby, like the above products. True, eating it, one should not forget about such nuances. The fruit holds the stomach well, so people who suffer from constipation and who do not know very well how to eat a loquat should be advised to do it with caution and not more than 1-2 fruits a day. Also, do not get carried away by the "exotic apple" to those who have ulcers of the stomach or intestines, gastritis and increased acidity. But the renal colic is much easier to transfer, and the stones from the gall bladder go out faster if this fruit appears on the patient's table regularly. Here is a peculiarity of the tangent of how to eat a loquat in a fresh form.
Billets from medlar
What yummy can you make from the fruits of Japanese or German?
- Let's start with juices. Fruits to sort, wash, cut in half to clean out the seeds. Then cut into slices, load into sokovarku. If it is preserved for the winter in this way medlar (fruit as is, without other additives), then in the jars with hot liquid, pour in the sugar (half a glass to 3 liters) and immediately roll up so that the juice does not cool. And if you want to make a small amount and drink fresh, put the slices in the juicer and drink a natural drink or with a small additive of honey.
- Now jelly. It turns out very tasty, beautiful crimson-red color. For 2 kg of the main product you will need 600 gr. sugar, half a liter of water and 2 lemons. Just note: the loquat must lie in the refrigerator container or just in a cool place until the fruits turn brown and soft. Fresh fruit for cooking is not very suitable. Peel them from the peel and seeds, cut into slices. In passing, we will answer the question of whether it is possible to eat bones medlars. No, but if they are dried, crushed, and then cooked - will be a good substitute for coffee. Those who are banned from caffeine, by the way, often do so. But back to the jelly. Prepared fruit put in a pan for cooking, pour water to cover the fruit. Allow to boil and cook for an hour and a half on moderate heat, stirring. Then strain and wipe the thicket through a cheesecloth or thick sieve. In the resulting liquid, pour sugar and juice of squeezed lemons. Boil again. Check the density of the jelly by typing a little product into the spoon. It freezes - everything is ready, remove from heat.
No - cook for another 5-10 minutes. Then pour the hot mass into prepared sterile jars and close. You can keep a treat for a year.