Grapes is a small round or oval fruit, some grapes are seedless. Grapes is a
rich source of flavonoids, this gives the gives the vibrant purplish color to
grapes , grape juice and the stronger the color, the higher the flavonoid
content.( Flavonoids are most commonly known for their antioxidant activity. )
nutritive Values of Grapes : Per 100 gm.
* Vitamin A : 80 I.U.
* Vitamin B : Thiamine .06 mg.;
* Vitamin c : 4 mg.
* Calcium : 17 gm.
* Phosphorus : 21 mg.
* Fat : 1.4 gm.
* Carbohydrates : 14.9 gm.
* Protein : 1.4 gm.
* Calories : 70
Health Benefits of Grapes:
1. Good blood and body builder, it is also a quick source of energy.
2. Grape juice is easily assimilated and called the "nectar of the gods". It is
indicated in cases of constipation, gout, rheumatism, skin and liver disorders.
3. This alkaline fruit (also called "the queen of fruits") helps greatly to
decrease the acidity of the uric acid and lends itself further in aiding the
elimination of the acid from the system, thus benefiting the kidneys greatly.
4. Studies shown that grape juice, red wines and raisin tea showed strong
antiviral activity against poliovirus, herpes simplex virus.
5. Helps reduce platelet clumping and harmful blood clots.
How to Make Fresh Grape Juice??
When you think of grape juice, concord grapes, the grape traditionally used to
make conventional grape juice, might come to mind. This variety is absolutely
wonderful for making delicious raw grape juice, but isnít the only choice.
Grapes are a diverse bunch, available in multiple colors [green, red, amber,
blue-black, purple], varying in taste [sweet, dry, tart], texture, and size.
Among these varieties, certain grapes are said to be best suited for certain
uses. There are wine grapes [best used to produce wine], raisin grapes [dried to
make raisins], and table grapes [best eaten as is or used in a recipe] Ė but
donít let this information limit you from trying each type of grape, regardless
of its designated use, or varieties like Muscadine or Scuppernong.
The naturally sweet taste of fresh-juiced grapes alone is enough to sell me on
the idea of making this beautiful drink, and its healthful nutrients
[antioxidants Ė vitamin C, flavonoids, vitamin B1 and B6, manganese, and
potassium] only adds to its appeal.
Fresh Mixed Grape Juice
Iíve used both seedless and seeded grapes. I especially like the idea of
receiving the added bonus of fresh grape seed extract from the crushed seeds of
the seeded grapes!
1/3 cup organic black grapes
1/3 cup organic red grapes
1/3 cup organic green grapes
ľ cup filtered water, optional
Remove grapes from the stems. Place the grapes in a bowl under running water to
wash and strain the water from the grapes.
Run the grapes in batches through a juicer. Add water, if desired, and stir.
If using a blender [ideally a high-speed blender], add the grapes and Ĺ cup
filtered water to the blender container. Blend until liquefied. Pour the juice
through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to strain and remove the pulp and any
Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Serves 1 Ė 2, depending on the size of the glass.
Seedless white/green grapes offer a light subtle flavor in comparison to the
sweet rich flavor of red grapes.
Fresh raw grape juice, as well as most fresh raw juice is extremely sensitive to
fermentation, even when refrigerated. This is one reason why it is best to drink
freshly made juice soon after it is made.