Today we will talk about what is useful feijoa. The birthplace of feijoa is America. Feijoa is grown in regions with a tropical and subtropical climate including the Crimea. Feijoa I basically buy in the market, we sell it in October-November. The fruits of feijoa are not yet mature, they ripen in the process of transportation, without losing their useful properties. But, you should know that ripe fruit very quickly deteriorate. The rind of ripe fruits is dark green, the flesh inside is jelly-like, the taste of feijoa, for me, it's a mixture of flavors: pineapple, kiwi, green strawberry.
Feijoa caloric content is 52 kcal per 100 grams.
Feijoa composition: fats, carbohydrates, fiber, essential oils, glucose, iodine, potassium, zinc, sodium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium. Vitamin: C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9.
How to choose, store and properly eat feijoa
We feijoa can only be bought in early winter, I try to buy feijoa in the market, and not in a supermarket or a store. When buying feijoa, ask the seller to cut your fruit, the flesh should be transparent.
If the pulp is white means that the fruit is not yet ripe, but, you can buy feijoa. For a couple of days the fruits mature. If the feychoa pulp is brown, it means that the fruit has deteriorated.
From the sellers of feijoa, I learned that it is better to take the fruits of feijoa larger. Fruits should have a uniform dark green color.
Carefully choose fruits, buy feijoa without visible damage. And if you have rotted one of the fruits at home, then it is better to throw it away. Eat only quality products. After all, the useful properties of feijoa will depend on the freshness and quality of the product.
Feijoa fruits are stored in the refrigerator, about one week. In the season of feijoa, you can buy it at 0.5-1 kg.and eat in fresh form. And for the winter cook raw jam from feijoa. This is a wonderful "medicine" for strengthening health and immunity.
Feihaa flesh can be eaten with a teaspoon, cutting the fruit in half. You can eat directly with the skin, but personally, I do not like it, although it is rich in amino acids and biologically active substances. The fruits of feijoa are used for making desserts, they are used for baking, sauces, compote and jam are prepared.
How useful is feijoa?
Feijoa fruits are delicious, fragrant, useful for our health. Fruits are very useful in case of weakness, seasonal vitamin deficiency. Plus, it's a source of cheerfulness, as well as good memory.
- Very useful feijoa in beriberi.
- It is useful to use feijoa for catarrhal diseases, because the fruit contains vitamin C.
- Useful for the intestines, because it contains a lot of fiber.
- Contains Feijoa 36 mg of iodine per 100 grams. It is simply indispensable for lack of iodine in the body.
- Feijoa helps lower blood cholesterol levels.
- Improves blood composition.
- It is useful to eat feijoa with reduced hemoglobin in the blood. What other products help to increase hemoglobin in the blood can be read in my article "What foods increase hemoglobin in the blood."
- It is useful to eat feijoa to people suffering from atherosclerosis.
- Feijoa fruits strengthen immunity.
- Feijoa helps to improve memory and attention.
- Fruits prevent the development of cancer.
As a rule, allergic reactions to fruits occur extremely rarely. But if you have serious illnesses, before using feijoa, consult your doctor. To consider for you all the useful properties and contraindications feijoa.
- Feijoa is contraindicated for individual intolerance to the fruit.
- When allergic to fruits of feijoa.
- Do not overdo it for obesity.
- With diabetes.
You can also eat one fruit and see the reaction of the body, if there are no unpleasant symptoms, then you can safely eat fruits. But you will agree that everything is good in moderation.
Very useful feijoa for constipation, due to the fact that the fruits contain a lot of fiber. They must be included in their diet, and they need to eat for a long time.
Feijoa is very useful in diseases of the thyroid gland that are associated with a deficiency of iodine in the body. It is useful to eat 2-3 fruit a day. According to the content of iodine, the fruits of feijoa can only be compared with seafood.
To prevent cardiovascular disease, you need 1 tablespoon of feijoa juice to add 50 grams of water and drink. Drink 1 time per day.
Feijoa fruits are useful in arteriosclerosis. When hypertension, they need to be twisted into a meat grinder and mixed with sugar( 2: 1).Keep the mixture in the refrigerator and take a tablespoon 2 times a day.
Feijoa fruits are very useful for depression, stress.
Eat 3-4 fruits a day. Fruits improve memory, attention. Are a good vitamin remedy. Strengthen immunity.
Feijoa flowers, like fruit, have medicinal properties. They are dried, and then added to tea or to jam. And from the fruits you can cook a delicious and flavorful jam.
Feijoa refers to seasonal fruits, so keep it only by making jam out of it. Since the feijoa shelf life is one week in the refrigerator. But very tasty and useful is a raw jam from feijoa.
How to make raw jam from feijoa
Very tasty for tea, plus all the useful feijoa properties are stored in such jam. I cook only raw jam, because its benefits and taste can not be argued. I do not cook much jam. I take 1-2 kg.feijoa. Since I also have raw jam from raspberries and black currants in my fridge. But if you have not tried it yet, I highly recommend cooking. I think that you will not regret it.
First you need to choose the beautiful and ripe fruits of feijoa. We sell them in the market in the autumn. I approach the selection of fruits responsibly. I take only quality.
At home, I wash them under running water. I delete the remains of flowers. You can not peel the rind. I tried to prepare the cooking by cleaning and not cleaning the skin. When you peel the peel, the raw jam from feijoa turns out to be more tender and tastier. But it's for my taste. In general, it is very useful to twist feijoa with the skin, as it contains a lot of vitamins.
Fruits cut in half, if large, then into four parts. Then they need to be crushed. You can do this with a meat grinder, I grind it using a blender. I grind the feijoa parts in a blender and spread it into a bowl.
The prepared powdered mixture must be mixed with sugar. Proportions 1: 1( that is, 1 kg of feijoa I add 1 kg of sugar).Therefore, if 2-3 kg feijoa, then more sugar will be needed.
Mixing the shredded feijoa and sugar, I spread the raw jam into sterile jars. Usually I take cans with a twist. You can leave the jam on the table in jars before the sugar dissolves. I store raw jam from feijoa in the refrigerator.
Now you know what feijoa is useful, its useful properties, application in treatment and contraindications.