grape juice recipe

Grape Juice Recipe With Tips to Clean Grapes

By Swasthi on August 30, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Grape juice recipe – Homemade juice is refreshing, hygienic and easy to make! The flavor, taste and nutrition of the homemade fresh grape juice is much superior to the store bought bottled beverages. Once you begin to make your own at home, you will never go back to the store bought bottled drinks.


Grape juice recipe

If you are new to making homemade fresh grape juice then this post may be helpful. There are numerous benefits of consuming grape juice, especially when made fresh and consumed immediately.

Grapes are a rich source of antioxidants, many vitamins and minerals. Though grapes provides us with abundant nutrients and benefits, it is good to consume a variety of fruits or juices and not limit to grapes alone.

There are 2 ways of making grapes juice – One is to boil the grapes and then make a juice that can be preserved for long time. This method is good for those growing grapes in their orchard.

Second one is to juice fresh grapes for maximum benefits. I am sharing this method here along with some tips on how to clean grapes for juicing them.

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How to Clean Grapes

Here are the simple steps I follow to clean up the grapes whether organic or not.

1. Make sure you begin to clean them just before you make the juice otherwise ripe fruits may begin to rot once they come in contact with moisture. I usually clean them about 30 mins before I intend to juice the grapes. I also ensure they are at room temperature. If the grapes are cold, getting rid of the unwanted particles from the surface of fruits is hard.

grapes

2. Wash the grapes very well under running water and place them in a wide bowl. For 1 kg of grapes, sprinkle 2 tbsps of sea salt (powder not crystal) then spray vinegar generously.

Wash the grapes

3. Begin to destem & remove over ripe or rotten grapes. This would take about 10 to 15 mins. By then the salt completely melts.

destem & remove over ripe or rotten grapes

4. Add water just enough to cover them. Rub them gently and discard the water. Repeat the rinse under running water with ample amount 3 to 4 times.

Add water

5. Drain them to a colander. You may still see whitish coating like on the grapes, just ignore it as they are the naturally occurring substance on grapes.

colander

How to Make Grape Juice

6. Add them to your juicer or blender jar and begin juicing. Other ingredients that go well with grapes are ginger, lemon juice, handful of holy basil or tulsi, mint leaves etc.

If you are using a blender, then you will have to strain the juice in a strainer. Use a spoon to press down the juice.

If you have used salt for washing, the grapes turn salty so don’t need to add salt while making the juice. Skip adding lemon juice if the grapes are sour.

I sometimes use 1 medium size lemon for 1 kg grapes.
1 kg grapes will yield about 820 ml cold pressed juice, though it depends on the freshness of grapes and the juicer used.

juicer

Serve fresh grape juice immediately before it begins to oxidize.

how to make grape juice

Pro Tips

Grapes are one of fruits with lot of pesticide residue and cleaning them thoroughly is very crucial before consuming. Though organic grapes may be the best choice, sometimes we end up buying the regular ones considering the freshness, quality & availability.

This juice can be made in a blender, centrifugal juicer or a slow juicer what ever you have. I have made this in a cold press juicer hence did not add any water.

If using a blender then you may need to add water as desired according to your taste. We do not use any sweetener for our juices, if you desire you can add.

For maximum benefits, always consume fruit juice alone and not with breakfast or snack.

When consumed alone the nutrients are quickly absorbed by the body typically within 15 to 20 minutes. The entire fruit juice gets digested well.

Eating other foods along with the juice slows down the digestion and absorption as well. This may also result in acidity, loss of appetite and sluggish digestion.

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how to make grape juice

Grape Juice Recipe

Homemade grape juice is refreshing, hygienic and easy to make! The flavor, taste and nutrition of the homemade fresh grape juice is much superior to the store bought bottled beverages. Try this out and you will love it!
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For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time16 minutes
Servings3 to 4 cups
AuthorSwasthi

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 1 kg grapes (of your choice)
  • ½ inch ginger ,fresh , (optional)
  • ¼ tsp pink salt kosher salt or black salt (optional)
  • ¼ tsp pepper corn or crushed

For cleaning

  • 2 tbsps Sea salt (powder form)
  • Vinegar as needed, generously
  • Water as needed

Instructions

Cleaning grapes

  • Bring grapes to room temperature.
  • Sprinkle salt and spray vinegar. Set this aside for 10 to 15 mins. Meanwhile destem the grapes. Discard the rotten grapes, if any.
  • Add water just enough to cover the grapes. Rub them gently. Discard the water.
  • Rinse them a few times with lot of water. If you like chilled juice, then chill or freeze them for 1 to 2 hours depending on how cold you want it to be.

Making grape juice

  • If making it in blender, add grapes along with the desired ingredients.
  • Add water according to your taste, depending on how diluted you want it to be.
  • Place a strainer over a bowl and pour the grape juice. Using a spoon pass the juice through the strainer. Pour to serving glasses. If you want you can add ice cubes to it.
  • To make in slow juicer, follow the manufacturers manual & run the juicer. Add grapes to the juicer chute and collect the juice in the pitcher.
  • Serve grape juice immediately before it begins to oxidize.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

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NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Grape Juice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4851mg211%
Potassium 648mg19%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 11.4mg14%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Grape Juice Recipe With Tips to Clean Grapes

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Shud v use seedless grapes?

Super…..
Loved it very much….
Thanks for helping us

5 stars
Hii…shud v use only seedless grapes????

5 stars
Nice. Can i give it to 1year baby in da evng time ?

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Healthy juice.