Grape juice is the perfect choice! This traditional drink is very easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients like grapes, sugar, and water. Furthermore, grape juice is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it a healthy choice to enjoy with your friends and family.
No doubt, many people love all the flavor that grapes can bring to a good juice. Packaged grape juice is one of the most delicious, but it's actually a product full of chemicals and preservatives that often aren't beneficial for our bodies.
For this reason, I've brought you a recipe for homemade, natural grape juice, perfect for refreshing ourselves and enjoying in good company. I've learned about the wonderful benefits that grapes can provide our body, and we should all be aware of them.
What benefits can grapes bring to our body?
A recent study confirms that grape juice can help relieve migraines, as it contains vitamin B2 and magnesium, which help reduce them. Plus, if we add grape skins and seeds, we increase the vitamin B2 content, yielding even greater benefits.
Grapes can improve our memory, attention, and mental agility, making us more productive. Drinking grape juice can be particularly beneficial for older individuals because it's rich in antioxidants that optimize circulation, reduce inflammation, and improve neural communication.
It also helps lower cholesterol and purifies our blood, thanks to its contribution of flavonoids and vitamin C, along with minerals that undoubtedly work wonders in our body.
And these are not the only benefits; there are many more that help and support us. For these reasons, it's recommended to drink a glass of natural grape juice daily. So, get excited and prepare it with us!
Can I use other types of grapes to make this juice?
Yes, you can use any grape variety you like or find in the market. However, make sure to adjust the sugar amount according to the sweetness level of the grapes you use.
Can I add lemon to grape juice?
Yes, you can add a few drops of lemon to the grape juice for a citrus twist, as lemon enhances the grape's flavor and balances the juice's sweetness.
Tips and Advice
- If you prefer a thicker, more concentrated grape juice, you can reduce the water quantity to 800 ml instead of 1200 ml.
- To give the grape juice a special touch, you can add some cinnamon stick while cooking. This will provide a unique flavor and aroma to the juice.
- If you like grape juice, we recommend trying "agua de panela with grapes," a traditional Colombian drink that blends the sweetness of panela with the fresh taste of grapes.
- We also recommend trying "guava juice with grapes," a delicious drink that mixes the sweet flavor of guava with the tartness of grapes.
- Forgetting to remove grape seeds before cooking can result in a bitter and unpleasant-tasting juice.
- Adding too much sugar can make the juice overly sweet and cloying. It's important to adjust the sugar amount according to the sweetness level of the grapes used.
- We suggest trying "pineapple juice with grapes," a refreshing and delicious drink that mixes the sweet taste of pineapple with the tartness of grapes.
- We also recommend the "passion fruit juice with grapes," a tropical and refreshing drink that blends the bittersweet flavor of passion fruit with the tartness of grapes.
You can also make apple juice, watermelon juice, or sangria.
- 500 g of grapes.
- 5 tablespoons of sugar.
- 1200 ml of water.
- Ice to taste.
- First, wash the grapes, cut them in half, and remove the seeds.
- Next, heat the water in a pot and add the grapes.
- Let cook for 15 to 20 minutes, add the sugar, and stir.
- Allow to cool, strain, and serve with ice.