White grape juice: benefits and homemade recipe

If you always buy whole purple grape juice, why not try white grape juice too?

Grape juice is very popular around the world as it is one of the oldest known fruits. But usually the juice is made from purple grapes. On this occasion, you will know the benefits of white grape juice.

Benefits of white grape juice

White (green-skinned) grapes produce juice just as good as purple grapes. In fact, most of the benefits are the same for both types.

But one of the ways to get the most benefits is to consume whole juice, made only from the fruit, with no added water or sugars. Thus, you will benefit from the following advantages:

Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

White grape juice being rich in antioxidants, its regular consumption, as part of a healthy and balanced diet, helps protect cells against oxidative stress which increases the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Strengthening of the immune system

Because it contains vitamin C and many antioxidants, white grape juice boosts the immune system, leaving it better prepared to fight disease.

control cholesterol

Excess bad cholesterol (LDL) blocks the flow of blood through the arteries, which can cause atherosclerosis. However, with the consumption of whole white grape juice, the cholesterol level decreases due to the antioxidant action and even increases the level of good cholesterol.

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Prevention of premature aging

Once again, the antioxidant effect of the vitamins and other nutrients in white grape juice comes into play. Grapes contain resveratrol, one of your most important antioxidants which works throughout your body in the same way that they act in your brain cells (mentioned in the first benefit).

What happens is that every cell in the body produces free radicals, but when they accumulate, they begin to damage cells. This is how premature aging occurs, which can lead to various diseases, including cancer.

Therefore, antioxidants function as free radical scavengers, preventing them from oxidizing cells before their normal aging time.

How to make homemade white grape juice?

If you can’t find or don’t want to buy whole white grape juice on the market, you can make a homemade version, which doesn’t just involve pureeing everything in a blender and straining. See how the juice process works to keep it from oxidizing or fermenting.

Ingredients

White grape (with green skin): 1 kilo;

Water: 1 liter.

Elaboration

Remove the grapes from the stem and wash them well.

Put the water in a saucepan with the grapes and bring to a boil.

When the grapes begin to split (about 20-30 minutes), turn off the heat.

Let cool. When they are at low temperature, sieve the mixture, kneading with a spoon to remove all the pulp from the fruit.

Store it in a tightly closed bottle in the refrigerator to avoid spoilage.

By Priscilla Riscarolli. Article in Portuguese

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