How to store leeks

Benefit leek leek

, or pearl onion, is an annual herbaceous plant that is cultivated on vegetable gardens and garden plots. It has an excellent diuretic effect due to the potassium salts contained within it. In addition, leek contains vitamins such as B1, B2, C, E, PP and carotene. It improves the activity of the gallbladder, liver, promotes improvement of appetite, helps with atherosclerosis, rheumatism, obesity, overwork and kidney stones.

All varieties of leek are famous for a refined and delicate taste, which is perfectly combined with vegetables and meat — both as a side dish and as a independent dish.

According to clinical studies, leek significantly increases the secretory function of the glands of the digestive tract, has antisclerotic properties, extremely useful in scurvy and mental overvoltage. At the same time, it should be known that raw leeks cannot be used for inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and duodenum.

In what conditions it is necessary to store leeks

Some summer farmers growing leeks in their vegetable gardens and plots are not familiar with the basic rules of its storage, which allow save all his vitamins and other beneficial substances. First of all, the leek harvest needs to be harvested in time — in early October or in the middle of it.

The main thing is to collect onions from the mud before snow falls, which will not benefit this culture, despite the fact that it is not afraid of light frosts.

By digging out the leeks, trimming the roots and removing the top leaf, the plants need to be washed well, spread them on a cloth and left there to dry. Then the onions need to be crushed, spread it over plastic bags in small portions, sealed them and put them in the freezer. Use the right amount of frozen leek at any time of the year, adding it to various dishes.

Another practical place to store this culture is a cellar or basement. After digging out the onion, you should pull the ground off its roots and gently fold the plants into buckets, on the bottom of which there is a little moist sand. The leek will remain fresh and green for a long time if you dig it in this sand upright, completely immersing the roots in the soil. The dark and dry atmosphere of the cellar or cellar will entrust your work.

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