Today, many comrades, so to speak, small manufacturers and homegrown specialists offer inexpensive to buy for medicinal purposes jam cooked from green pine cones. Honestly, it's not so bad when there is where to get such a "storehouse" of vitamins and store it for the whole season. However, it is not known what, it is unclear from whom, too, the prospect is not very attractive.
Therefore, those who live near the pine forests, and maybe grows on their own site of pine, can quite and themselves prepare such a treat. And you can be sure that the product of your own production will not just be as good as what you are offered, but it is much more useful, environmentally friendly!
You yourself will collect the quality green pine cones and take them "where appropriate".And to pick pine pine cones must be exclusively on young pine branches, preferably also relatively young, and such pine should grow in an ecologically clean area, and the cones themselves should be as clean as possible to exclude t
After collecting about a kilo of these cones, they are sorted out of garbage, dirty thrown out. If, however, the harvest is too much in the dust, then wash it with water, do not necessarily dry it, because the cones immediately need to be filled with clean water. A certain volume of water does not exist, because the liquid is recruited on the basis that it completely covers the layer of green cones. The container( pot) in which cones and water are placed should be enameled.
After covering the pan with a lid, the cones are left in the water to be infused for a whole day. It is enough that a part of the substances enter the water from the plant and the water takes on the aroma and taste of the pine. In such an amazing substance after you dissolve a kilogram of sugar and put the future jam to cook.
Note that pine cones will constantly settle, so do not stop stirring them for the time of cooking, otherwise everything will burn. Possible formation of foam, remove it. After about two hours of cooking, maybe a little less jam will become dense, which means it's ready.
It remains only to pour it into a dry container and put in the refrigerator. Of course, this delicacy can not be eaten daily, drinking a cup of tea with it in the mornings. However, it should be included in the daily diet and eat no more than a tablespoon.
This amount of jam, cooked from green pine cones, will be enough to prevent many colds, improve immunity and improve the health of internal organs.