The benefits and harm of wild garlic
In nature, there are many useful and at the same time beautiful plants. People began to notice this a long time ago and slowly many herbs and shrubs began to move to our summer cottages and gardens. It happened with wild garlic. Today, in many personal plots you can find this beautiful, tasty and healthy plant.
Ramson - what is it? How grows, than the plant is useful? What does ramson look like?
Ramson has long been known. In the people this plant is called differently. For some, it's a bear's bow, for others it's wild garlic. Scientifically speaking, the ramson is perennial herb. It belongs to the genus of onion and subfamily onion. But there is also garlic, so wild garlic can be called and bear onions and wild garlic.
Ramson is a bulbous plant. This feature is distinguished by all members of the onion family. Of course, its root is different from the same garlic. The bulb is small, only one centimeter in diameter. From her deep into the land grow roots.
The plant itself is in height from 15 to 50 centimeters. The stem has a triangular shape. Leaves grow from the very base. They have an elongated wide shape. Ramson flowering plant. Flowers of light and white tones begin to appear in early May. The flowering itself ends towards the end of July.
Like any herb, bear onions are pet food. But many experts do not recommend adding it to the livestock menu. The fact is that when it is eaten, some substances enter the body that contribute to the deterioration of the taste of meat. And if a wild cow eats a large quantity of wild garlic, the color of the milk can change from white to yellow. Of course, it will not bring harm to human health and the livestock itself, but the taste of animal products can become unpleasant.
The question of where the wild garlic grows is quite easy to answer. This plant many met when hiking in nature. Wild garlic or bear onions grow throughout Europe, the Caucasus and Turkey. Also wild garlic can be collected in Belarus and some western regions of Russia. Recently, the plant began to grow in the gardens, but still often go after her into the wild.
Ate you decided to grow wild garlic on your backyard then worth knowing some tricks:
- The plant loves a moist and shady environment. In the wild, it often grows along the shady banks of rivers,
- Propagate the ramson seed better than a bulb. So she better take root,
- Sowing is carried out in the winter. In order for the seeds to give good shoots, they need to lie for at least one hundred days at temperatures ranging from zero to -3 degrees.
The plant grows rather slowly. Only in the third year after sowing of wild garlic will reach normal “adult” sizes, and the first bloom occurs only in the fourth year.
What is useful?
Wild ramsha has been used in folk medicine for many centuries. Healers have long noticed the wonderful properties of the plant, which has gathered in itself the qualities of both onion and garlic. Wild garlic contains a wide range of trace elements, vitamins and other beneficial substances.
Among the useful properties can highlight the following:
- Green plants, from which you can make salads, perfectly helps with diseases of the digestive system. It also helps to improve the work of the cardiovascular system. Since ancient times, herbs have been used for colds, fevers and various inflammations.
- Green salads can help to cope with stress by supporting the body with vitamins and trace elements,
- A large number of nutrients makes wild garlic an excellent tonic. Salads and other people from this plant will help to recover from the disease.
But, like any medicine, bear bow need to be taken carefully. Do not get them too carried away. Overdose can cause headaches and various disorders. In addition, the reception of ramson is not recommended for people with stomach disease, with hepatitis and cholecystitis.
Wild garlic is used both fresh and added to various dishes. The whole plant is used. Greens, onions and stems can be salted for the winter, make sour and pickle. The only thing that is undesirable is to dry the plant. Such preparation will not bring harm, but there will be no benefit from it either.
Wild garlic in any form is a dietary product. Greens, stalks and bulbs contain few calories. Therefore, salads and winter preparations of wild garlic can be an excellent and useful component of various diets.
Ramson, a photo of which can often be found on the Internet, is a fairly widespread plant. Low bushes of wild garlic or bear's onions can be found along rivers in Europe and a number of other regions. This plant can be grown on the plot, but it is rather troublesome. Therefore, in most cases, people use wild plants.
Ramsons can be pickled, pickled and sour. Fresh leaves are made into a salad. In any form, the plant helps to cope with many ailments, gives strength and saturates the body with useful substances.
The benefits and harm of wild garlic are known from time immemorial. The plant was valued as the strongest bactericidal and fungicidal agent. Ramson was used to prevent diseases such as scurvy, plague, typhoid fever, cholera. In addition, this plant is effective for helminthic invasions, fever, has antibacterial, anti-sclerotic properties.
The use of wild garlic has a positive effect on the work of the gastrointestinal tract and the digestive system as a whole. The plant normalizes the metabolic processes, removes "bad" cholesterol, helps reduce blood pressure, improve the cardiovascular system.
The use of wild garlic is useful for avitaminosis and reduced immunity, it is used as a preventative and treatment of diseases such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, colds, and also to maintain male strength.
Dishes from this plant can not be used in such diseases as gastritis with high acidity, gastric ulcer, cholecystitis, pancreatitis. The benefits and harm of wild garlic depend on the amount of its use. Despite the content of a large number of nutrients in the plant, its excessive use can lead to gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, insomnia, and edema.
Ramson in traditional medicine
To enhance immunity, wild garlic is consumed fresh. Salads from her young leaves with any vegetable oil are useful.
In order to improve health, a raspberry tincture is useful, which is taken three times a day. For its preparation, you need to take the bulbs of the plant (1 tsp.) And pour them with a glass of boiling water. Means insist 1 hour. The resulting infusion contains a record amount of vitamins.
But do not get too carried away with such prevention, we must remember that the benefits and harms of wild garlic depend on the dose in which it is used. The daily rate for an adult - up to 20 leaves of the plant.
On the basis of wild garlic, tinctures and ointments are also prepared, which are used both externally and internally in the treatment of various diseases.
For rheumatism, a compress with a gruel from the leaves of the plant with a small amount of vegetable oil, which is applied to the affected joints, helps.
For colds and rhinitis, gruel from bulbs of wild garlic helps perfectly, which must be wrapped in gauze, and the resulting tampon can be put into one, then into the other nostril. The swab is left in the nostril for a few minutes. During the day, the procedure can be repeated.
To improve the condition of a person suffering from cardiovascular diseases, vascular cleaning with the help of wild garlic is useful. To prepare the medicine, fresh crushed leaves of the plant are poured with vodka (1: 2) and kept for three weeks in a bright place. After this infusion filter and take 10-15 drops diluted with water until improvement occurs.
Crude, pickled, salted ramson is useful in thyroid diseases. Phytoncides, which are contained in the garlic, contribute to the development and restoration of human tissue. These properties of wild garlic are used in the treatment of diseases such as purulent otitis, intestinal infections, purulent wounds, trophic ulcers, bedsores.
Many housewives are interested in the methods of harvesting such a useful plant, such as ramson, for the winter. Recipes are given below.
How to pickle wild garlic for the winter
First you need to prepare the brine. To do this, per liter of water you need to take 50 g of salt. Usually, garlic leaves are harvested in this way, sometimes salting the stems, after washing and drying them. The billet will be more fragrant if you add a little dill, horseradish, bay leaf, black peppercorns or coriander.
The ramson leaves are put into sterilized cans with balls - a ball of greens, a bowl of spices, garlic can be added. Then the green is poured with prepared brine and closes tightly with lids. Banks must stand for several days. Foam formed on the surface must be removed. Approximately one and a half weeks after the end of fermentation, the banks are topped up with fresh brine and rolled up with covers.
Ramson with vinegar for the winter
There is a recipe and simpler. It is necessary to prepare vinegar brine from 200 g of vinegar, 1 tbsp. l salt, 2 tbsp. l sugar and a glass of water, if desired black pepper is added. You can add a little clove or cinnamon.
Pre-soaked greens are laid out in sterile jars, filled with hot brine and rolled. Banks should stand upside down for 1-2 days, then leave them in storage.
The leaves of the plant are washed and dried. Then you need to boil water per kilogram of greens with two liters of water, add salt (3 tablespoons per 1 liter) and acetic acid in the same proportions. The leaves of wild garlic are placed in a boiling brine and boiled for ten minutes, then transferred to jars and filled with marinade, in which wild garlic is cooked. Banks roll and leave covered with a blanket for a day.
Ramson in tomato sauce
Washed and scalded leaves of wild garlic (2 kg) are placed in jars and filled with brine. For brine, boil water (800 grams), add 200 grams of tomato paste, peppercorns, bay leaf (2 pcs.), Salt (4 tablespoons), granulated sugar (2 tablespoons). Banks must be sterilized for 20 minutes.
These simple methods harvested wild garlic for the winter. Recipes, as you can see, are available even to inexperienced hostesses.
What is ramson
Ramson is a perennial herb of the Amaryllis family (lat. Amaryllidaceae). See how the ramson plant looks in the photo - ramson pictures:
Appearance (photo) wild garlic
The Latin name is Allium ursinum. The species belongs to the genus Onion (lat. Allium), listed in the Red Books of Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine.
In Russia, the plant is known as bear onions, kalba, wild garlic, bulb. In Germany, wild garlic is called bear green onions. This is due to the fact that bears love to feast on bears after hibernation. The plant restores strength and saturates the body with vitamins.
Wild garlic is called onion ramson (Latin Allium microdictyon) and victorious onion (Latin Allium victorialis). These species grow mainly in Siberia.
Before flowering wild garlic resembles lily of the valley. Bear bow can be distinguished by the characteristic garlic odor.
We told what is ramson. Now let's look at how the ramson looks like, in what regions it occurs and under what conditions it grows.
What does a plant look like?
Botanical illustration clearly demonstrates what kind of ramson plant is. It has an elongated basal bulb up to 1 cm thick.
Stems of wild garlic triangular erect. Shoots reach a height of 50 cm. On each stem grow 2 long sharp leaves. Scape longer than the leaf plate or equal to its length. Sheet width - from 3 to 5 cm.
Ramson has a dense umbellate inflorescence tuft or hemispherical shape. Petals of small white flowers in length up to 12 mm. The plant blooms from May to June.
Boll spherical, has a triangular leaf. Ramson fruits in July - August.
Now you know what garlic is and how it looks. Consider the growing areas and ways of plant reproduction.
How does ramson grow
Ramson is found throughout Europe, in Turkey, Belarus and Ukraine. On the territory of our country bear bow grows everywhere. Where ramson grows in Russia: in the Caucasus, in the central part of the country, Siberia, Primorye and in the Far East, with the exception of the territory of the Far North.
Ramson is an unpretentious plant that grows rapidly in the wild and occupies new territories. Bear bow prefers moist soil. It grows in shady places: in forests, lower reaches of rivers, foothills, ravines.
Ramsons are cultivated as a garden plant. The optimum temperature for it is from 12 to 17 degrees. At temperatures above 20 degrees, the plant loses its taste and beneficial properties.
Bear onions propagated by seeds and bulbs. Further in the article we will tell you more about how to grow wild garlic in the garden plot.
You have learned what it is ramson and where it grows. Consider the chemical composition of useful wild garlic.
Chemical composition of wild garlic
- glycoside alliin,
- vitamin A,
- vitamin b1,
- vitamin B2,
- vitamin C,
- ascorbic acid,
- folic acid
- essential oil,
- alimentary fiber,
- mineral salts
The benefits and harm of wild garlic
Ramson has a beneficial effect on the gastrointestinal tract. The plant increases appetite, helps food digest faster and increases intestinal motility. Bear onions cleanses the body from toxins and toxins, normalizes metabolism and exhibits anthelmintic action.
Ramson stimulates the cardiovascular system, lowers blood cholesterol levels and lowers blood pressure. The plant clears blood vessels from cholesterol plaques.
Bear bow has a beneficial effect on the central nervous system. It improves the reaction rate and eliminates depressive disorders.
Thanks to its balanced composition, wild garlic has a tonic effect on the body. The plant contains most of the vitamins and minerals that humans need.
Ramson has a bactericidal effect. Funds based on it kill most of the known pathogenic bacteria. They are often used to treat bronchopulmonary diseases.
Almonds are prepared from wild garlic, as well as inhalation mixtures and brewed in the form of tea. Tinctures are used externally for rheumatism, arthritis and osteochondrosis. With their help, rub the damaged areas and make compresses and lotions. Wild garlic is used to treat skin defects: warts, corns.
Despite an extensive list of beneficial actions, wild garlic can harm the body. When overeating the plant, insomnia, diarrhea and headache appear. Excessive consumption of bear onions in food can provoke a strong allergic reaction.
The consumption rate per day - from 4 to 8 leaves of wild garlic. In a week you can eat a plant no more than 3-4 times. Read more in the article - ramson benefit and harm.
How to eat wild garlic
Eat leaves, stalks and bulbs of wild garlic. The plant is eaten fresh in salads, added to first courses and used as a filling for pies. Ramson salted, pickled and marinated. It tastes like green onions and garlic.
In the Caucasus, bear onions are used to make soups and are eaten fresh with salt and bread. Wild garlic is mixed with Ossetian cheese and added to pastries.
In Germany, bear onions are used in baking bread. Replace greens with basil in the first dishes and sauces.
Ramsons are added to snacks. Consider the recipe for a simple salad.
You will need:
- leaves and stems of wild garlic - 1 bunch,
- chicken eggs - 2 pcs.,
- fresh cucumbers - 2 pcs.,
- olive oil - 2 tablespoons.
How to cook:
- Boil hard-boiled eggs, cool and cut into cubes.
- Cut the cucumbers into slices.
- The leaves of ramson narva or cut with a knife.
- Mix all ingredients and cover with oil.
Calorie content: Calories 100 grams. the finished dish is 105 kcal.
See more details about wild garlic in the video:
Is it possible to grow wild garlic at the dacha
Ramson grows like a wild plant, but it is often planted in household plots. Before planting, you must choose a place for the plant. Bear bow is a moisture-loving grass that prefers shaded areas.
The plant is planted in the shade of country houses or large garden trees. Ramson unpretentious to the quality of the soil, the only thing - it should not be acidic. Before planting bear onions, the soil is saturated with organic fertilizer.
Planting wild garlic
Plant wild garlic in spring and autumn. In April - May they plant onions, in August or September - seeds. The bulbs are laid in the soil at a distance of 20 cm from each other. Between rows should be at least 40 cm. Seeds are scattered over the bed, slightly pressed into the ground and sprinkled with dry leaves on top.
At the first planting of a bear's onion, seeds are used, and onions are planted for reproduction of the finished crop. During the year, 2-3 young bulbs grow, and they are used for transplanting plants or eaten.
For transplanting the bulbs are carefully separated from the bush, so as not to damage the roots.They are transferred to a new place, fertilized and watered. It is best to transplant the plant in spring or early autumn so that the bulbs have time to settle down before the onset of cold weather.
How to collect and harvest wild garlic
Ramsons are harvested before flowering begins, when a greater amount of biologically active substances is concentrated in the plant. Freshly cut shoots form into bunches. Look at the photo - what is the ramson and its preparation.
The leaves of garlic form in bunches
The most useful part of the plant is sprouts. They are collected in early spring at the very beginning of the growing season. Look at the photo - what is ramson and its shoots.
Wild garlic sprouts
Bulbs digged in the fall. At this time, they reach a maximum size and are saturated with useful substances. Look at the photo - what is ramson, what the onions look like.
For storage, the plant is wrapped in cellophane or cling film. Fresh leaves and bulbs preserve nutrients in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To extend the shelf life, bear onions are pickled or salted. Step by step instructions for cooking, read the article - the recipe of pickled wild garlic.
The leaves of ramson is not dried. This is due to the fact that in the process of drying the plant loses most of the biologically active substances.
General information about the plant such as ramson
What is this plant? Ramson has many different names. Someone calls her bear bow, and someone wild garlic or bulb. In any case, this product is a perennial herb that belongs to the genus Onions, the onion subfamily and the Amaryllis family.
origin of name
Surely few have heard of such a plant as ramson. What does this word mean? Experts believe that this name is related to the "bird cherry". However, the specific epithet of the scientific name of the plant sounds like ursinum. Linguists believe that it comes from the Latin word ursus, which means "bear." This name has been preserved in Russian to this day. By the way, in Germany, the ramson is also known under the name Bärlauch, that is, “bear green onions”. This is due to the fact that this plant is one of the earliest sources of vitamins in the forest. The bears, awakened after hibernation, enjoy relish with them and quickly restore their own strength.
What does ramson look like? What is this plant? It has an elongated bulb (1 centimeter thick) with shells divided into parallel fibers. The bulb itself is not attached to the rhizome.
The stem of wild garlic is trihedral, leaf-clad at the base. Its height is 15-50 centimeters.
The stem is a narrow ramson. The umbrella is a few-flowered, hemispherical or bunched, thick. The seeds of the plant are almost spherical. Ramson blooms in May and June.
Where grows and how to grow?
Bear onions are very common in Central, Southern and Northern Europe. It also grows in Belarus, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Turkey.
In wild wild garlic can grow in the tundra zone. Most often it grows in valleys near the rivers in shady forests. Very rarely, grass is cultivated as a garden plant.
How does ramson grow? Growing this herb is not very popular. Most often it is collected in the wild. However, some gardeners still try to grow this plant in their own land.
Experts say that it is best to sow bear onions before winter. This is due to the fact that the seeds need 80-100-day stratification at a temperature of 0- + 3 degrees. Grass sown without this procedure will rise only in a year.
How should plant such grass as ramson? The cultivation and planting of plants recommended to carry out with the help of seeds collected this year. On wet soil make several shallow grooves. Then they spread the seeds and sprinkled with a small layer of peat or humus. After that, the soil is constantly kept hydrated.
The plant reaches its normal size only in the 3rd year of cultivation. Seedlings are blooming on the 4th.
What are the distinctive features of wild garlic? We will describe the properties of this product right now.
Bulbs, leaves and stalks of bear grass have a rather strong garlic aroma. This results from the fact that the product contains such substances as a glycoside allicin and essential oil. By the way, the latter is so caustic that no other grass can get along near this plant.
In the garlic a lot of ascorbic acid. Moreover, the higher in the mountains this plant grows, the more it contains vitamin C.
The composition of the essential oil of wild garlic includes thiols, vinyl sulfide and aldehyde. Also in all parts of the herb there is fructose, protein, phytoncides, mineral salts, carotene and lysozyme.
Now you know how the ramson is grown at home. I would also like to tell you about exactly where this herb can be applied, and when it is strictly prohibited to use it.
Ramson - what is this plant? About this we told you above. It should also be noted that this plant is not recommended for use in fattening livestock. This is primarily due to the fact that in the future meat can get a very unpleasant taste, and dairy products - red and yellow color. Although the pet itself and its health is not affected by the ramson.
Ramson - what is it? Photos of this grass you can see in this article. It is very often used in food. Predominantly bear onions are consumed raw. However, it is often marinated, added to bread, various pies and hot dishes.
As a rule, they use only wild garlic stalks, its bulbs and leaves. The latter are collected exclusively in the spring, before the flowering process. It tastes very much like onion and garlic. These leaves are rich in vitamin C, so they are often used to raise immunity.
Cooking wild garlic does not take much time. But despite this, the collected grass is almost always consumed fresh. It is added to various salads as a spice, and is also used to make delicious soups, stewed vegetables, and pies.
Ramsons can be sour, pickled and pickled. But to dry it is not recommended. This is due to the fact that in such a state a bear bow loses a significant part of its valuable qualities.
In eastern countries and in the Caucasus, this plant is added mainly to hot dishes. It is also consumed raw together with salt and bread (for example, fresh onions). Bear onion leaves are used to connect with Ossetian cheese, from which various pies are then made.
In Germany, they bake bread from this plant, add it to hot dishes and pesto sauce.
In addition to cooking, this product is actively used in medicine. Experts have proven that it quickly increases appetite, enhances the motor function of the intestines and increases the secretion of digestive glands. Also, this herb has a fungicidal, bactericidal and antiscorbutic effect.
Bear bow is an ancient medicinal plant, which was known to the Romans and the Celts.
In folk medicine, wild garlic is used for atherosclerosis, scurvy, and intestinal infections, as well as for fever and as antihelmintic, antimicrobial agents. In ancient Rome, this plant was considered an excellent remedy for cleansing the blood and stomach. In ancient treatises, bear onions are referred to as a reliable remedy that protects against infection by cholera, plague and other diseases.
Infusion made from wild garlic is often treated with cough, fever, rheumatism, bronchitis and radiculitis. Moreover, it is not only taken orally, but rubbed with it, and also make lotions.
Since ancient times, ramson has been known as an antisclerotic agent. It prevented the accumulation of cholesterol in the blood, and also stimulated cardiac activity, reduced blood pressure and contributed to the normalization of metabolism.
Step-by-step recipe for lettuce salad
To prepare the salad, we need the following products:
- fresh ramson leaves - big bunch,
- raw chicken egg - 2 pcs.,
- small round potatoes - 2-3 pcs.,
- sunflower oil - at discretion.
How to cook wild garlic? It must be thoroughly washed, dried and minced with a sharp knife. After that, proceed with the processing of the remaining ingredients. For this, round potatoes are boiled in their uniforms, peeled and cut into medium-sized slices. Next, cook hard-boiled eggs and finely chop them. At the end, all the ingredients are combined in a deep salad bowl, flavored with sunflower oil and mixed well.
If desired, additionally to the ingredients add grated celery root, marinated, salted or fried mushrooms, as well as canned green peas. If you need to get a more high-calorie dish, then the salad is not filled with sunflower oil, but with rich sour cream or mayonnaise.
Other ways to cook wild onions
How to cook wild garlic in the oven? There are many different recipes for this. Bear onions are pre-washed in warm water, and then very finely chopped with a sharp knife. Later it is added to the filling for pies (meat, vegetable, cereal, etc.) and baked in the classical way. Such products are very tasty and fragrant.
Also, often chopped wild garlic is spread in fresh or yeast dough. Preparing bread from such dough, you get very tasty and fragrant pastries that can be served to completely different dishes.
In addition to pies and other flour products, bear onions are added to soups. To do this, the first dish is cooked until tender, and 5-9 minutes before switching off the stove is flavored with wild garlic. Light heat treatment of the plant will reveal its pleasant taste and unsurpassed aroma.
Fresh ramson has a low calorie content - just 36 kcal / 100 g. Cheremsh can be pickled, then its caloric content will increase slightly - to 41.6 kcal. Salted wild garlic contains 46 kcal.
With such a low calorie, it would seem, with wild garlic in the diet can lose weight. But this is not the case: wild garlic stimulates the appetite, just like regular garlic. It can not eat a lot - you can get irritation of the mucous membranes.
Ramson as spicy greens is good in reasonable quantities in different dishes - salads, soups, fillings for pies, meat and fish marinades. This is a good substitute for onions and garlic.
During pregnancy and feeding
During pregnancy, wild garlic can be a source of vitamins and folic acid that are important when carrying a child. But it is quite an active herbal remedy that affects the body. Especially if pregnant women have any of the contraindications. Therefore, expectant mothers can use wild garlic, but in the smallest quantities and not often.
Breastmilk nursing mothers are not recommended due to the fact that breast milk will have a bitter taste and a pungent smell. The child may refuse to take the breast.
For men's health
There are beneficial properties of wild garlic for men. In folk medicine, this plant is used for impotence as a means of increasing male power.
This video is a fragment of the program “About the Most Important”, which tells about the types of wild garlic, its composition and medicinal properties, as well as the difference between fresh and marinated wild garlic.
How to use ramson for treatment
As we have said, wild garlic can be eaten raw, but also in traditional medicine, it is used in the form of decoctions and tinctures.
Tincture is useful for rubbing with rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia. It is prepared on the basis of the proportion of ramson to vodka 1: 5. Pour the finely chopped greens and insist 10 days, then filter.
Use twice a day. You can take and inside with atherosclerosis, as an antimicrobial agent. Take 30 drops 2-3 times a day. The course of such admission - a month.
For broth take 2 tablespoons of leaves, pour 0.5 liters of water and bring to a boil. Insist in a thermos for 4 hours and filter. Apply with skin diseases, dermatitis, ulcers, rashes in the form of rubbing. Inside is used for digestive disorders, atherosclerosis and diabetes.
Harm and contraindications
Ramsons have both beneficial properties and contraindications. Among the latter - gastritis in acute form, gastric and duodenal ulcers, pancreatitis, hepatitis, cholecystitis. The ramson is also contraindicated in some inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract, in epilepsy.
You can not use wild garlic in the presence of allergies, the plant may even cause swelling of the nasopharynx. If you are not sure of your reaction to wild garlic, it is better to start trying it with a small leaf.
Harm ramshawn inflicted when excessive use. This is fraught with a violation of heart rhythm, insomnia, migraine, diarrhea, problems with the gastrointestinal tract.
How to choose and store wild garlic
Fresh ramson need to choose the right. When buying, pay attention to the leaves - they must be green, juicy, without damage. Sluggish leaves do not benefit, too rough - too, they were collected after flowering. Stains on the leaves also talk about the unsuitability of food.
In order not to doubt that you take lilies of the valley, lightly rub the leaf - wild garlic will immediately give you a special garlic smell. At ramson each leaf has its own stem.
In food film or polyethylene of ramson stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can leave a bunch of wild garlic in a glass of water. In the freezer you need to store washed, dried, chopped wild garlic, in a tray or package.
How to cook marinated ramson
Marinated ramson is a popular type of storage for winter. To begin with, the leaves are washed and soaked in ordinary water for 3 hours. Soaking is necessary to avoid possible bitterness in the leaves. For the marinade need 1 liter of water, 100 g of vinegar (9%), 1 tablespoon of salt and sugar.
Ramsons laid out on sterilized banks. When the solution boils, they pour the leaves and roll the banks. Marinade can be added to your taste with pepper, horseradish or mustard.
Ramson in cooking
Ramson is used most often as a spicy seasoning. She is good fresh in salads. Also combined with meat, fish, eggs. Wild garlic is added to hot dishes, sauces, used as a filling for pies. In the dried form of wild garlic has no nutritional and medicinal value.
In Italian pesto with wild garlic, basil is replaced. In German cuisine they bake bread with her. Both leaves and bulbs are suitable for green borscht, for sandwiches (combined with cottage cheese). Marinated ramson is useful for different dishes and as a separate snack.
Ramson is an amazingly useful and healing plant that grows in the forest and can be grown in the garden. This is a remedy for many diseases, and in the kitchen - the replacement of onions and garlic. Ramson is one of the first spring sources of vitamins, and it is not in vain that a person uses this plant for more than one thousand years, because it can really give a lot of valuable things.
On the blog, you can also read an article about the benefits of regular garlic.
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