Advice 1: How to dry figs

Even fresh fruits are not as useful as the dried fruits. And dried fruits contain more biologically active substances than the "original". In dried fruit is concentrated, the necessary amount of calcium, magnesium, iron and other valuable substances. Dried figs, on top of that "know how" to improve performance. In dried figs too many vitamins (especially B5, E and H). These fruits contain substances, for action similar to aspirin, so dates is useful for ailments.
How to dry figs
You will need
    • Fresh dates
Instruction
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One palm tree yields from one hundred to two hundred and fifty pounds of fruit per year. Traditionally after collecting the figs are laid on land and dried under the hot sun. For days, sometimes for better safety dates buried in warm sand.
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Dried dates are washed, manually removed the seeds from them, sorted, treated and packaged.
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Often, however, for quick dates are dried in the oven, handle the gray that they should not eat insects, then preserved in glucose syrup for sweetness. These dried fruits are usually unnaturally shiny and the benefits of such dates is not enough. Natural dates, no additives should be soft, with a matte skin.
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It is also worth remembering that figs, dried naturally, have a sticky surface, which can easily get germs and bacteria. It is not necessary to keep the figs in the open air. Before use, the dried fruits should be washed with boiled water.
Useful advice
Despite the sweetness, dates are low in calories, contain no cholesterol, but have a great amount of nutrients. These dried fruits are recommended to use instead of the usual sweets to all who are on a diet or just trying to keep his weight normal (e.g. pregnant women);

Thousands of varieties of dates are divided into three groups – dry, moist and juicy. Dry those that are already partially dry, easier. Moreover, dried figs health benefits, as they are most effectively strengthen the walls of blood vessels and have antioxidant and antiradical activity.

Advice 2: How to dry fruits

Fruits are a great source of vitamins and various other nutrients. Eating them not only in fresh or canned form, but in the dried. But how do youdry fruit?
How to dry fruits
Instruction
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For drying pick slightly unripe fruit. The berries get ripe, but firm, they can be dry as bones, and without them. Dried fruits and berries as possible in the sun and in the oven. From the berries, dried currants, strawberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, viburnum, cranberry and rose hips. Fruit - grapes, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, figs.
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Pay particular taking pictures temperature, for each kind of fruit. From temperature depends on the quality of the final product. First, the fruits need podvyalit (45-50 degrees C), then evaporate them from the main mass of water (approximately 70 degrees), and then to bring the humidity to 20-25% and sterilized (about 80 degrees).
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If you are going to dry fruit in the sun, then pre-soak them for 3-4 hours in the shade. Do not expose the fruit to direct sunlight, place them in a well ventilated place. In this way the fruit will dry in a few weeks. Fruits can not only spread out on the grates or horizontal surfaces, they can also be strung on thread and hang.
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If you are drying vegetables in the oven or drying Cabinet, open the door frequently or keep it ajar to lower the humidity level inside. Watch out for temperature control.
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Small fruit dry whole (for example, if you are doing raisins or dried apricots), a major clean from the bones and cut into slices or rings. Fruits with a large bone in the middle cut in half.
Note
Keep dried fruits are best in a fabric or gauze bag suspended in a dry, well-ventilated area. If this premise is not, then fold the dried fruits in jars with a tight screw-on lids so they don't absorb moisture and odors.
Useful advice
Use dried fruit instead of sweets, they are sweet and delicious, but not harm the teeth and is more nutritious.

Add dried fruit to baked goods.

To avoid loss of color and bright fruit, before drying, soak them for half an hour in a weak solution of ascorbic acid. At the same time it will enrich them with vitamin C.
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