They are rich in vitamins and trace elements.
In the spring, especially in may, our body need the vitamins contained in fresh herbs, including vitamin A. However, when selecting the first greens you need to consider some important factors, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Browser.
This was stated by the dietitian-nutritionist Olga Naboka.
According to nutritionist, in may, the emphasis is done on the leafy greens, as this period is the most effective means to strengthen the immune system.
The nutritionist also noted that when you select greens need to pay attention to the appearance and color of the plants, as well as on the elasticity and density of the leaf plates.
“The denser the leaves, the more vitamins. In the soft sheets of useful substances contains less than elastic. Also keep in mind that not all bright and beautiful the green is useful. If the greens were grown with addition of fertilizers, or have been specially processed before transportation to the supermarket, she will look beautiful, but there will not be any vitamins,” said the doctor.
According to nutritionist, natural herbs spoil quickly, and in that time, as processed by chemists, can be stored without the appearance of defects more than a week.
“Nature’s first green kicked in different ways: in water, in sawdust, in sand and earth. The high amounts of vitamins will be in the greens, which grew in the ground. Greens grown in soil contains 2-3 times more macro and micronutrients compared to the one grown on sawdust. To distinguish this from any other greens in color. The greens, which were grown in the soil will be much more vivid. As for the greenhouses, it is merely the artificial creation of suitable climatic conditions and nothing wrong with that. However, if we are talking exclusively about the temperature conditions, not the addition of growth factors,” — said the nutritionist.
Nutritionist recommends storing greens in the refrigerator with zero temperature. “The greens need to be washed, dried, put in plastic container and put into this camera. If your refrigerator so there is no camera, you can store the greens in the section for vegetables. However, we should not put in the refrigerator fresh herbs in a jar of water,” said nutritionist, while noting that the quality of herbs cannot be stored for a long time.