Beets are a vegetable that is extremely popular in winter and is often found on our plate. This is not unusual, as our grandmothers already knew that it is not only delicious, but also extremely healing. It is great for cleansing the body, strengthening the immune system, but also for beautiful skin and a youthful appearance.
Fresh or sour beets are vegetables with a low caloric value but exceptional nutrients. It is a rich source of vitamin C and many other vitamins that protect the body against infections. It also contains a lot of ballast substances and with them cleanses the body and strengthens health. In addition, it contains carbohydrates and proteins and is a rich source of calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C. It also contains folic acid and antioxidants that inhibit aging.
It is known for its antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer effects. From it you can prepare salads, soups, stews and condiments. Nowadays, we hear a lot about various purifying diets, but our ancestors did not need this, because they regularly cleansed their bodies and strengthened their health by eating sour beets.
The antioxidants in beets take care of beautiful skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles. Beetroot has an alkaline effect on the body, so it is great for maintaining acid-base balance in the body.
Sour beet also has an antiseptic effect and effectively cleanses the urinary tract. Its ingredients stimulate the glands and speed up and stimulate metabolism. Sour beet thus regulates and speeds up digestion, inhibits the action of carcinogenic substances and thus prevents colon cancer. Beetroot also contains a lot of glucosinolates, which contain sulfur, so it has a beneficial effect on the respiratory and vascular systems, and at the same time, due to the content of vitamin K, it also degreases and cleanses the blood.
Folic acid and B vitamins in beets are also crucial for hormone production. They calm the functioning of the adrenal glands, which is necessary for those who suffer from stress and a fast-paced lifestyle.
How beet pickling takes place?
Stubble turnip is the most suitable for pickling, and beet pickling is similar to cabbage pickling. Peeled and sliced beets mixed with salt, press it in a pickling tub to cover it with water and weigh. Because turnips contain more water than cabbage, it does not need to be pressed so hard and can be salted a little less. Add 1-2% salt to the amount of beets, and if desired, you can add a few grains of pepper, anise or bay leaf. Knead everything well and leave to sour for 3 to 4 weeks. However, you can also put the turnip in jars, which are initially slightly closed. Place in a dark place to allow gas exchange to occur. After a few days, tighten the jars tightly. Also in 3 to 4 weeks the sour beets are ready