Adjika is a fragrant and spicy seasoning in the form of a paste-like mass, which is a traditional
The composition and characteristics of the preparation adzhika
In accordance with the traditional recipe of the adzhika include garlic, hot pepper, salt and spices. In some cases, add seasoning walnuts, cilantro, basil, cilantro, dill, marjoram and hops.
Currently, there are many recipes adzhika, but each of them is an essential ingredient tomatoes, thanks to which seasoning becomes red. According to the traditional recipe sun-dried pepper, garlic and spices wipe up the liquid mass, add dried spices and other ingredients.
In Abkhazia adjika do with stones, which mulled the main ingredients, and dishes are prepared in Europe blender.
There are two basic ways to prepare adzhika - Abkhazian and Georgian.
According to the Abkhazian recipe turns red adjika with hot pepper, garlic, walnuts and herbs (cilantro, dill, basil), which is served with meat dishes. Also in Abkhazia is prepared green adjika of green herbs (cilantro, basil, marjoram, etc.), green pepper and salt. This seasoning is used in the preparation of dairy foods. Georgian adjika prepared from acute and sweet red pepper, vinegar, garlic, cilantro and other herbs.
This Caucasian seasoning now became part of the Eastern European cuisine. It is valued for its distinctive flavor and spicy taste, and it is added into various dishes to give them sharpness.
In Russia not only adjika add hot peppers, and sweet peppers, squash, apples and gooseberries. Drink seasoning with boiled meat, poultry, beans, vegetables, fish and dairy products. Dry adjika used as a seasoning for soups, porridge, pickles, sauces and stews.
Adjika is a low-calorie dressing that can be used as part of diet, together with fish and vegetable dishes.
Caloric adzhika is 59 kcal., And the seasoning is contained in 1 g of protein, carbohydrate and 5 grams of 3, 5 grams of fat.
Useful properties adzhika
adzhika occur depending on the recipe and composition. Adzhika highest good when used before dinner to improve appetite, normalization of digestion and improve metabolism.
The classic spice from the hot pepper and garlic is effective in strengthening the immune system and fight viral infections. Adzhika proven benefit as a fortifying and activating blood circulation means and seasoning, which improves the functioning of the urogenital system.
Periodic use adzhika strengthens the immune system and allows the prevention of respiratory diseases. Pungency and sharpness seasoning ingredients enhances the activity of the organism and increases potency and improve protective functions.
Also useful properties are manifested in the improvement of the blood vessels, cleansing the body from cholesterol plaques and to promote saturation of cells by oxygen.
Because of the burning and sharp adjika ingredients should not be used for people with severe diseases of the digestive system, including ulcerative lesions and various types of gastritis, as well as problems with urination and biliary excretion.
Seasoning is not recommended to use in food for people with hypertension and diseases of the brain, and should limit the use of adzhika children at an early age and to women during pregnancy and breastfeeding.