In the past, men ate, among other things, the fruits they picked in the forest. These fruits can be found in the supermarket today, but we like to take a walk in the autumn afternoon in the forest and to pick the fruits that it offers us. When fall arrives the forests are filled with berries, seeds, wild fruits, mushrooms, but you have to be careful because some of them can be poisonous, but the fall forests are truly a sight to behold. because of their reddish and golden colors.
Autumn is a season with mild temperatures and high humidity, a in favor of the growth of many gastronomic treasures like blackberries, blueberries, mushrooms …
Blackberries or blackberries are fruits of bramble or blackberry which are shrubs of the Rosaceae family. Blackberries are food for many animals such as birds and insects. Blackberries ripen in summer and can be eaten fresh or made into tasty jams. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber. They also help reduce the risk of degenerative and cardiovascular diseases. With blackberries in addition to jam, you can make ice cream, sorbets and cakes, but you can also add salads, meat dishes or cereals for breakfast.
Also known as blueberries, blueberries are semi-dwarf plants in the Ericaceae family. They grow in humid climates and shady areas. They are very good for circulation and arthritis, contain vitamin C and help prevent brain disease. Blueberries provide a lot of energy and their sugar is ideal for people with diabetes. They are able to prevent constipation and stop diarrhea at the same time, if you are constipated, it is better to eat fresh fruit, but if you have diarrhea, it is better to eat it dry. Blueberries should be eaten fresh and if desired, you can take some home to make compotes or jams.
When autumn arrives, our forests fill with fungi due to the humidity necessary for their reproduction. Mushrooms are a fungal reproductive system and also the edible part. Mushrooms can be found in the most popular places such as parks and gardens, roads and of course in forests. Canterelles are a very common mushroom in pine forests, which is very easy to identify because when cut, they release latex. Mushrooms are low calorie foods because they have a high water content. They can be eaten on their own, sautéed in oil, in a salad or as an accompaniment to any other dish. They are also very tasty in rice dishes. They are rich in B vitamins, potassium and phosphorus.
If you go through a pine forest, you can pick up a handful of delicious pine nuts. If you find a pineapple still very closed, you can put it on the heat to open it so you can remove the tasty and energetic pine nuts. Pine nuts These are nuts rich in omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acidsThey also provide vitamin E, potassium, zinc, and iron.
The fruits of the strawberry tree are round berries 1.5 to 3 cm in diameter covered with very certain protuberances. Inside they have edible seeds. They are harvested the following year because they take a year to mature, which is why we can get flowers and fruit on the tree at the same time. They first turn green and then turn from yellow to bright red when ripe. These fruits can be a bit indigestible due to their high tannin content. You should not eat enough of them because their sugars are fermented only once and may contain alcohol.
There is nothing more fun than walking through an autumn forest in search of chestnuts. Opening hedgehogs to remove fruit is a very practical stress reliever task. Chestnuts are chestnuts and have a heart-shaped oval shape. It has a hard brown shell that protects it and inside it has a white or slightly beige fruit. Chestnuts for us provide a lot of energy because they are high in carbohydrates, but they are low in fat and low in protein. They are rich in iron, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium.
They can be eaten raw, cooked or roasted and is also part of the accompaniment of many dishes. Wild fruits have a stronger taste and smell than cultivated fruits because they contain less water and ripen more slowly, which is why they are more nutritious and have more properties. Fertilizers are not added to wild fruits to increase their production, nor supplemented by phytosanitary products toxic to humans.
For all these reasons you can go out and enjoy a pleasant walk through the forest and at the same time you can go look for the results they find want your dish and your health