The unusual fruit of a bald peach (nectarine): benefits, features, recipes of blanks
Several years ago on the shelves appearedan unusual fruit - a bald peach. Outwardly, he is very similar to the usual, but here the skin is not velvety, but as if shaven and rubbed with glitter. Some were cautious about the novelty, the unfamiliar fruit looked too unusual, and the price was quite high. And someone ventured immediately to try an unusual delicacy - and did not regret. After all, this unusual peach has a pronounced flavor, excellent taste, and its pulp is juicy. Soon, on the price labels, the word "Nektarin" appeared, to which everyone is now accustomed.
Result of natural disasters
Some argue that nectarine appeared inthe result of the hard work of breeders who crossed an ordinary peach, either with an apple or with a plum. In fact, this fruit - the result of a natural mutation, which occurred as a result of deteriorating conditions of existence. Trees in one of the Chinese provinces in a short time survived frost, drought and even fires, as a result of the genetic system failed, and appeared nectarine - a bald peach. Today, people successfully cultivate this variety, but in difficult conditions even now smooth-skinned fruits appear on peach trees. But on the contrary there is never - peaches on nectarine trees do not grow.
The Benefits of Nectarine
Today, hardly anyone will be surprised by bald peaches. As these fruits are called, most fresh fruit lovers know. The taste characteristics of nectarine are also widely known. Unfortunately, many people did not even think about its usefulness. And it is very large! This fruit was named due to the high content of nectar - natural organic sugar. In comparison with the usual peach in smooth skin contains much more vitamins, amino acids and valuable trace elements. Nutritionists from all over the world refer this fruit to the most valuable products of a healthy diet.
Use in baking
Bald peach is widely used in cooking. It does not lose flavor when heat treated, perfectly retains its shape, its rich taste fits well with many products. Nectarine harmoniously fits into many recipes for sweet baking. With it, prepare strudels, tartas, charlottes and even holiday cakes.
If you do not already have experience in making dishes with nectar, start with a simple one. For example, prepare a simple fruit pie with the following recipe:
- 1 cup of kefir;
- 1 cup of sugar;
- 1.5 cups of flour;
- 1 egg;
- hydrated soda;
- 2 chopped slices of bald peach.
Knead the dough, pour into a greased form, spread the surface of the lobule and send it to a 180 ° C preheated oven for 30-40 minutes.
When preparing various desserts, a bald peachused for decoration and aroma. Try to make with it berry jelly. You can use the prepared mixture or dissolved in natural juice gelatin. Follow the instructions given on the package, otherwise the jelly will be too thick or will not solidify at all.
Pour on kremankam or cups of hotmixture, dip the nectarine slices into it and let it freeze. On a hot summer day, both adults and children are happy with this dessert. And for the winter recipe you can use canned bald peaches.
Compote for the winter
This fruit is well suited for harvesting. For example, you can make compote from bald peaches. His recipe is simple:
- 1 liter of water;
- 0.5 kg of fruit;
- 0,3 kg of sugar.
Fruits can be harvested entirely orcut into slices (halves). Put the nectarines in prepared cans, pour boiling water, let it brew for about 15 minutes. Then drain the water, add sugar to it and boil again until it completely dissolves. Pour the nectarines again, immediately roll up and turn the jars. When they cool, transfer them to a dark cool room.
This compote is perfectly kept due to the highcontent in the pulp of a bald peach ascorbic acid. Many housewives love this recipe also for the fact that it does not imply pasteurization and other complex processes.
As with the usual, a bald peach is preparedjam and jam. Fruits can be carefully divided in half and remove the bones, and you can cut into cubes or grind to a mashed state. Such jam in any case turns out very beautiful and appetizing - amber-orange, similar to honey.
Prepare jam from bald peaches according to the following recipe:
- 1 kg of fruit;
- 1 kg of granulated sugar;
- 1,5-2 tbsp. water;
- 2 tbsp. l. lemon juice.
The first thing to do is to cook the syrup. While it will boil, cut the fruit into slices, halves or cubes. Gently immerse them in a hot liquid, soak for 15 minutes and remove the dishes from the fire. Exactly after a day, repeat the warm-up procedure. On the third day, prepare the jars and lids, again put the jam on the stove. After it starts to boil and boil for a quarter of an hour, pour over jars, cork and put on a cool.
In winter, this amber jam, storing the magic flavors of the summer, can be served to pancakes or pancakes, decorating pies and cakes for them, adding to milkshakes, sweet cereals, and drinks.
Another great way to savenot only a wonderful scent, but also all useful elements - freezing. For this process, you will not need any sugar or other additional products. Just cut the washed nectarines into slices, place them tightly in a container or a normal bag and send them to the freezer. Bald peach well tolerates low temperatures, does not lose shape and color. In the cold season, use it to make pies, kissels and compotes. Defrost the fruit before use is not necessary.