Advice 1: How to make prunes

The plum has many useful properties, chief among which is the ability to normalize the functions of gastrointestinal tract. He helps with anemia, hypertension, obesity. It is a valuable dietary product. Eating prunes during the period of shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables, can saturate the body with essential vitamins and minerals. Prunes contain iron, potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium. This dried fruit is also used in cosmetology: it is made of a mask that relieves the skin irritation, a decoction of dried plums improves the complexion.
How to make prunes
You will need
    • 100 g of prunes is taken 400 ml of water;
    • sugar to taste;
    • porcelain
    • 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.
Useful advice
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.

Advice 2 : How to give the baby prunes

Prunes – one of the very useful products with a great taste and has a therapeutic effect on the body of the child. Often, babies have problems with the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in constipation. This problem can be overcome by giving the child puree, juice, decoction or infusion of prunes.
How to give the baby prunes
For mashing dried fruit wash, pour over boiling water and soak overnight in warm water. In the morning drain the water and boil the prunes in a small amount of water until tender. Clean the plums from the skin and mince. Thus, you will get a fresh, natural puree, which will have a beneficial effect on the digestive process of the baby. The daily rate of consumption of plums pick your own for your child. First give 1 teaspoon, look at the reaction to this product. If the chair of the child less than 1 times a day, increase amount of mashed potatoes.
To make the compote, take half a Cup of dried apricots and prunes, for 5 minutes cover with hot water. Then rinse the dried fruit, place in a small saucepan, pour 1 liter of cold water and place on low heat. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Cool and let the baby.
A decoction of dried prunes you can do the following: 100 grams of dried fruit (approximately 20 pieces), pitted, rinse well in warm water, put in a small saucepan and pour 400 milliliters of cold water, wish add the sugar and put on fire. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, cover and allow broth to infuse. Once it has cooled, it can give the child 1 teaspoon in the morning.
The recipe of tincture of prunes: 10-12 berries, rinse thoroughly with boiled water and pour 1 Cup of boiling water. Cover and leave to infuse for 10-12 hours. The next morning strain the infusion, and give your baby 1 teaspoon in the morning.
Useful advice
Decoction, juice, infusion or pureed prunes can be fed only to children who are on artificial feeding. If a child is fed with breast milk, prunes better to add to the diet mom.
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