Gooseberry Energiser For All
How to Preserve Gooseberries using Honey
Gooseberry is one of the excellent sources of Vitamin C. Fresh gooseberries are available only during 2-3 months a year. But it can be preserved using honey, and thus used throughout the year. I will explain below a method by which you can preserve gooseberries using honey.
Before entering into details of preservation, a small note on honey.
A Small Note on Honey
Honey is considered holy and auspicious in Vedas (Hindu scriptures). It contains vitamins and minerals. On child birth and on sixth month people in India rub gold in honey and smear the paste on the child's tongue. Dharma sutra says this enhances the child's mental faculties.
Honey extracted from a mature honeycomb has excellent medicinal properties. Honey from a premature honeycomb gets spoilt easily. Honey once extracted should be kept for six months and then used. Honey by itself is an excellent remedy for various ailments. A spoonful of honey mixed in a cool glass of water and taken first thing in the morning is an excellent remedy for reducing excessive body weight. When a spoonful of honey is mixed in a glass of milk and taken daily, this can cure most of the ulcers in stomach, and colons.
Gooseberry is an excellent fruit rich in Vitamin C. Gooseberry is a memory booster and promotes memory capacity of the old age people. Chyavanaprash is a famous lehyam of Ayurveda, its main ingredient is gooseberry.
Indian gooseberry is also known as amla, its biological name is Embilica officinalis. Amala looks similar to the common gooseberry found in America and Europe. But they are from different plants. Amla came to be known as Indian gooseberry as it looked like the gooseberry of the west. It has a sour, bitter and astringent taste, so it cannot be taken in large quantities.
It is said that one big sized Indian gooseberry has 3000 mg of Vitamin C. That is equal to Vitamin C found in 5 oranges. found in 20 oranges. Indian gooseberry has good quantity of antioxidants.
Indian gooseberry is the main ingredient of chyavanprash, a famous lehyam of Ayurveda, well known for its rejuvenating properties.
The Indian Gooseberries
How to Preserve Gooseberries in Honey
Take required number of gooseberries and clean them in running water. Pierce the gooseberries using a babool tree thorn or sharp stainless steel edge at various spots. Now immerse these pierced gooseberries in a jar full of mature pure honey. Cover the mouth of the jar using fine white cloth and place the jar in sulight for an hour for 15 days. Now the gooseberries are ready for consumption throughout the year. Gooseberries thus preserved will not lose their nutritive value, in fact this combination enhances their nutritive value.
Take one honey soaked gooseberry first thing in the morning after brushing. This keeps you active throughout the day and drives away lethargy. This is an ideal rejuvenator for the young and old alike.
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