We used to know the secret of how to preserve fresh vegetables until the new harvest – although for this, every house had deep cellars. Modern townspeople have to be content with freezers, but this method is no worse. In the “ice” conditions, you can store most of the vegetables, fruits and berries.
So they are almost completely preserved minerals and most of the vitamins.
Freezing is considered to be the most suitable way for blanks for children of any age – of course, subject to proper preparation and storage of such products. Before sending fruits and vegetables to the freezer, rinse them in running water, dry them, put them into prepared bags (for example, special bags for freezing) and squeeze the air.
In order for vitamin products to be stored for a long time, the chamber should be no more than -18 ° C.
Jam, jam, jam – from one listing of such delicacies, a little sweet tooth will surely begin to salivate. So why not treat them to your crumbs – but only after he turns one year old, and little by little (for example, in addition to casseroles and cheesecakes).
Despite the love of babies for these sweets, they are not too useful: there are few vitamins in them after cooking, but there are a lot of carbohydrates.
Of the fruits and berries, many mothers prepare tender and fragrant mashed potatoes for babies. However, in order for such jars to stand until spring, they will have to add a lot of sugar or mash for a long time. As a result, the original taste and healthy qualities of fruits will be lost.
So, fruit purees for a baby are still worth buying in the store – only industrial technologies allow you to cook them without sugar (or with its minimum amount) and be stored for a long time.
The same principle applies to fruit juices: special drinks for babies are much healthier than home ones, because vitamins that are inevitably lost during preparation, must be additionally introduced at the last stage of production.
And finally, about one more easy way to prepare fruits and vegetables for the winter for drying. When a large part of moisture is released from fruits, microorganisms cannot be stored in them, as a result of which fruits of garden works do not spoil for a long time.
At the cottage you can dry vegetables, fruits and berries directly in the sun, covering them with gauze from dust and insects, and at home – in the oven at 70–80 ° С. Dried fibers are well preserved dietary fibers and minerals, and compotes of them will be very useful for the baby in the winter.