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Many housewives are engaged in the preparation of winter preparations. At the same time, some of them harvest radish for the winter. You need to know how to store a radish for the winter, since this plant is much worse stored than all other vegetables. By the beginning of spring, it becomes rough and dry. Therefore, before preparing blanks for the winter, you need to familiarize yourself with how to store black radish without freezing.
Composition and useful properties
Before storing the radish, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with its composition and beneficial properties. It contains a large amount of mineral salts such as potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc and sulfur. It also contains natural antibiotics that have antiviral and disinfecting properties.
Other beneficial properties of this plant include the following:
- Black radish blanks can improve immunity and resistance to various infectious diseases.
- Black radish contains many antioxidants that can protect the body from cancer.
- Radish preparations help to cope with bronchitis and tracheitis.
- Pickled radish helps to improve digestion, which has a beneficial effect on the intestines.
- This frozen vegetable speeds up fat metabolism, so you can get rid of excess weight.
Some housewives prefer not to freeze this vegetable, but to close the radish salad in jars for the winter. This recipe for winter preparation is ideal for lovers of spicy dishes. To marinate Korean radish for the winter, you need the following ingredients:
- a kilogram of root vegetables;
- three heads of garlic;
- 100 g of greens;
- 150 g sweet pepper.
The preservation of this dish begins with the preparation of all the main ingredients. All root vegetables should be cooked first. For this, the black radish is washed with cold water and peeled off. After that, it should be finely chopped with a knife. Some housewives prefer not to cut the vegetable, but to grate it on a coarse grater. When the black radish is completely chopped, you can proceed to the pepper. First, it should be washed and cut into several large pieces. Then it is completely cleared of seeds and cut into small strips 2-3 cm wide. After that, all the ingredients are placed in a small container, sprinkled with chopped herbs and mixed.
This radish salad is closed for the winter without sterilizing the containers, so you can start filling the containers right away. First, a few cloves of garlic are placed in jars. Then green parsley and other greens are added to them. The root vegetable with pepper is poured into the jars last. All this is covered with a small amount of salt and sugar and filled with water. After that, we preserve the jars and transfer the Korean-style pickled radish to the basement for further storage.
Some wonder if radish can be covered with other vegetables. There are various recipes for winter radish, which may differ in the ingredients used. In this case, during the preparation of the workpiece, white Daikon radish and carrots are used. To create conservation, you will have to prepare the following products in advance:
- 400 g root vegetable;
- four carrots;
- head of garlic;
- 100 g of salt;
- 70 g sugar;
- 50 g of greens;
- 50 ml vinegar.
Cooking begins with the preliminary preparation of all the ingredients that are needed to create a blank. To make this salad, you only need to harvest dense and large root vegetables. After collection, they should be immediately washed and peeled. Then the vegetable is washed again, grated and placed in a small bowl. Having finished with the root vegetable, you can proceed to the carrots with pepper. They are washed in water, cut into small strips and placed in a container.
Harvesting radish for the winter will be rolled in glass jars. For this, it is recommended to use small half-liter containers. First, they are thoroughly washed and dried. Only after that it will be possible to put all the ingredients in them.
Having prepared the container, you should start preparing the marinade. To do this, fill a small saucepan with water and put it on fire. When the liquid begins to boil, salt and herbs should be added to the marinade. All this is thoroughly mixed and boiled for about 20 minutes.
In parallel with the preparation of the marinade, all the ingredients are put into the container. First, peeled garlic with fresh herbs is added to the jars. After that, the grated root vegetable with pepper and carrots is poured out. All this is mixed and covered with salt and sugar. Then the containers are filled with marinade and closed with lids. Pickled vegetables should cool for 10 hours, after which they can be transferred to the cellar.
Sometimes radish is prepared for the winter with the addition of cabbage. With its help, you can make a pretty tasty twist. To prepare it, you will have to purchase the following products:
- 200 g of cabbage;
- 200 g root vegetable;
- head of garlic;
- two carrots;
- 40 ml vinegar;
- onion head.
All vegetables should be washed thoroughly in a large bowl of water first. After that, you can start cooking them. You can start with carrots, which must be peeled and chopped. In this case, you need to cut it into several thin plates. Once you're done with carrots, you can tackle cabbage. It is finely chopped and transferred to a separate container. Then you should peel the onion and garlic, cut them into small rings and mix with the cabbage.
After preparing the vegetables, you need to collect water in a saucepan and boil it. While heating the water, you need to add 20-30 g of salt to it. While the water is boiling, all prepared vegetables are distributed among the jars. All cans must be sterilized in advance.
Then all containers are filled with boiling water and covered with a lid. After that, you need to do pasteurization. To carry out this procedure, all jars should be placed in a pot of boiling water. After 20-30 minutes, the cans are removed from the liquid, rolled up with lids and cooled.
Prepare blanks made from radish can not only experienced housewives, but also beginners who have never been involved in canning. To do this, you need to familiarize yourself with the recipes for preparing blanks and clearly follow what is written in them. In addition, you should familiarize yourself with how to store the radish in the cellar in winter so that the conservation does not deteriorate quickly.