Of all the berries, red currants are undoubtedly the berries with the most rich supply of vitamins presenting an average of about 36 mg of vitamin C and less than 90 mg of vitamin A, they also have calming and anti-stress properties. Like blueberries and raspberries currants have a high content of anthocyanins able to perform an effective anti-inflammatory and protective activity on the blood vessels. The particular composition of currants, also rich in vitamins and mineral salts of organic acids, promotes digestion and bowel movements and ensures a pleasant mild sedative action.
The most delicate of the three types, sweet and tasty.
This is the most aromatic and "medicinal" of the three. It has a strong flavor very unique, and anti-allergic properties, anti-inflammatory, anti-haemorrhagic, astringent and refreshing. It contains an essential oil, sugars, organic acids (malic acid, glycolic acid, ascorbic acid), anthocyanins, flavonoids (rutin, quercetin, isoquercitrina) and tannins. The flavonoid sakuranetina contained in it is an effective antifungal agent, it is the fruit richest in vitamin C and is the most powerful antioxidant found in nature.
This is the classic currant, sweet-and-sour Ideal for jellies and jams, rich in vitamins, sugars and organic acids, possesses many medicinal properties: depurative, diuretic, refreshing, tonic and is effective in defending the body from disease and aging. refreshing, tonic and is effective to defend organism from diseases and aging.
Blackberries and raspberries are among the best food sources of a particular class of natural antioxidants, the "ellagitannins." The red raspberry contains a minimum of 1.1 to a maximum of 1.7 grams per kilogram of ellagitannins, blackberry has a composition very variable, from a minimum of 900 mg up to a maximum of almost 4 grams per kilogram. These are high quantities contained in these small fruits!
Raspberry is very valuable for our health thanks to the content of vitamins, salts and organic acids. In addition to being a diuretic and laxative, the raspberry is also purifying, refreshing and energetic, especially the raspberry is useful for diabetics. In addition, by virtue of polyphenols and their well-known antioxidant action, it is a great provider of anti-inflammatory and protective properties of the capillaries. If you like the red raspberry, yellow raspberry will surprise you: it has an infinite sweetness.
The blackberry is low-calorie, rich in water and low in sugar, contains rather high doses of minerals and vitamins. Of particular note is the vitamin E that protects the life of red blood cells and neutralizes free radicals. This vitamin is also able to fortify the body against stress and to perform an antitoxic function against atmospheric pollution, such as carbon monoxide, ozone, etc.. The blackberry is nutritious, refreshing, adds vitamins and has antioxidant properties. It has astringent properties and is therefore considered excellent for gums and tonsils.
The rose hip is one of the many species of wild roses common in our countryside. The small fruits of rosehip, appear to be the most concentrated natural sources of vitamin C, present in amounts up to 50-100 times higher than the traditional citrus (oranges and lemons), it also contains bioflavonoids, or phytoestrogens. It has anti-inflammatory, antiallergenic, diuretic and astringent properties. The rosehip is known for its effectiveness in strengthening the body's defenses against infections and especially against the common cold.
The persimmon is a very energy giving fruit (provides about 65 calories per 100 grams), contains a good amount of sugar, ideal to give strength, and is also rich in potassium, so it is recommended for children and athletes. The persimmon also contains good amounts of vitamin C during the winter fights colds and is an excellent source of beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin (to which it owes the characteristic orange color). This fruit is very useful for those who suffer from constipation, being very rich in fiber, and is an effective diuretic because it is rich in calcium and potassium, which help to get rid of excess fluids.
The elderberry in the Stone Age was known as a magic potion and medicine for many applications. The elderberry has diuretic (increases urine output during the day) , antirheumatic (rheumatism), antineuralgic (mitigates neuralgia), emollient (softens the state of inflammation) properties. It helps to treat disorders of the kidneys and bladder. In addition, the elderberry exerts a stimulating action on the hormonal glands, thus increasing overall vitality by strengthening the nerves and therefore increases the overall well-being.
The jujube is a berry, a fruit the size of a olive, elliptical or spherical, depending on the quality, of light brown color, which then turns into reddish. The skin is thin, cartilaginous, tough, adherent to the pulp and green when unripe when the jujube begins to mature, it turns yellow, then red, which is developed in caricatures, and eventually becomes a bright and smooth coral. The flesh is whitish and compact, sometimes powdery or gelatinous, acid-sweet flavor, reminiscent of dates. The fruits are diuretic, emollient, laxatives are consumed fresh or processed into jams and preserves, also very appreciated is their preservation in alcohol. The jujube can also be consumed boiled and sprinkled with honey and lemon juice, and is suitable for jams and jellies thanks to the gelatinous texture of its flesh, it is then used in infusion to prevent and combat the cold symptoms. Jujube also has excellent medicinal properties. It contains a high amount of vitamin C, in fact, 10 jujubes are equivalent to 2 oranges. Its main therapeutic properties are as follows: hepato-protective, anti-cholesterol, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, emollient and expectorant. In folk medicine it is considered one of the four pectoral fruits with figs, dates and raisins. It is used in infusion or concoction to prevent and treat cold symptoms and inflammation in the airways. The perfect time for balsam concoctions is in autumn when the fruits are ripe red rust and prepare removing the seeds and letting them dry in the sun for a time so that the flesh becomes softer and softer, after which they are used naturally or toasted.
There are pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors. Some are true works of art. But the pumpkin is not only beautiful to look at, is a valuable ally for our health. The main property of the pumpkin lies in the high vitamin A content, an important antioxidant. But the pumpkin is also nourishing, refreshing, laxative and diuretic, useful for those suffering from fatigue, urinary inflammation, kidney failure, dyspepsia and intestinal disorders. Only 15 calories per 100 grams of pulp. The pumpkin is really a low-calorie vegetable with a high concentration of water and a very low percentage of simple sugars. In fact it is often referred to in diets for its nutritional properties, as well as being the symbol of Hallowe'en. Pumpkin, tasty and healthy, it can greatly enrich the autumn menu and with its high content of vitamin A and beta-carotene, is particularly suitable for those who want a sharp eye, smooth skin, strong hair and a body in good shape. The pumpkin jam is suitable to make pies, muffins, cakes and pies, but also an excellent companion for meats or mature cheeses or spicy dishes.