How to dry the dog rose?
Rosehip is a very useful berry, and itsThe properties are so great that even a dried fruit retains them. Many doctors recommend drying the dog rose from summer, and in the winter brewing it for preventive purposes to improve immunity. Especially recommended the use of decoction of rose hips in the season of colds. Of course, when drying the dogrose it is important to follow a number of rules, let's figure out how to dry the dog-rose correctly.
How to dry the dog rose right?
A classic way to dry the dog-rose - inRussian stove at a temperature of 80-90 degrees, but few people today have houses with stoves. Also an excellent option - drying in the attic (in this case it is important to comply with the 2 rules - good ventilation and lack of sunlight), but there are not attics too far from everyone.
The most suitable for the averagecity dweller way of drying wild rose - drying in an oven or simply in the oven. Fruits should be evenly distributed on a baking tray, set the temperature 40-60 degrees and dry for about 7-8 hours. Periodically, the baking tray must be removed, shaken, and cleaned. The oven door must be kept slightly ajar, so that moisture can evaporate.
After drying the fruits should be removed in wooden or cardboard boxes and hermetically closed for 2-3 days, after which you can transfer the berries to the place of permanent storage.
By the way, you can dry the dog rose in special electric dryers for vegetables and fruits. This is very convenient, but usually there are fewer berries in the dryer than in the oven.
How to store dogrose?
It is recommended to store the finished fruit in a wellventilated containers in dark places, cloth bags are best suited. Glass jars - is also not a bad option, only close them better not with a normal lid, but tighten with gauze. In case of emergency, a plastic cover will fit, but just make holes in it, so that the fruits "breathe".
Dried rose hips retain their useful properties for up to two years, but it is worthwhile to understand that the longer the dog rose, the less useful it is.