The Content Of The Article:
- Suitable fruit selection / vegetable selection
- 3 possibilities for juicing are presented
Fresh fruits and vegetables from our own garden are simply the best. So why not make some juice yourself? Here are 3 possibilities presented.
Sometimes the harvest is so productive that it pays off to make your own juice. And that has a big advantage over purchased products: since the juice remains natural in its own production, it is therefore also much richer in vitamins. You do not even have to make fruit juices. Also from many vegetables such. Tomatoes can be made delicious juices.
Suitable fruit selection / vegetable selection
To make juices, you can basically take whatever your garden gives you. However, almost all berry fruits (currants, strawberries, blackberries, etc.), grapes, pears, apples, cherries and plums are particularly suitable. And as already mentioned, fruity tomatoes, as well as beetroot and carrots. Fruit juice combinations of e.g. Apple cherry, apple pear, a forest fruit blend, etc. even guarantee a very special taste experience.
In order to be able to produce juice from the fruits or vegetables, you must first harvest this and clean it well (wash it). Then you can start with the actual juice production. The following options show how you can do that.
3 possibilities for juicing are presented
Option 1 - home-mill:
In the retail trade, comfortable compact devices are now available, which easily guarantee the creation of an in-house home micro-boiler with a small footprint. Standardized home appliances even enable fruit juice pressing of up to 70 liters per hour. The purchase price of such devices is, however, on average between about 1,000 to 2,000 euros. The Hausmosterei then processes the fruit in a few steps to delicious juice.
And this is how it works:
- Washed pomaceous fruit is minced with a fruit cutting mill, berry fruits can be processed directly.
- The crushed pieces of fruit (the so-called mash) are pressed out optimally with an automated hydro press, which is provided with a filter on the inside.
- The pressed juice is immediately filled into appropriate vessels made of stainless steel or plastic (alternatively, wood barrels, sterilized bottles or special cardboard boxes can be used). In many of these special containers, you can then keep the juice for several weeks.
From the fresh fruit juices you can then even produce alcoholized fruit must (a prerequisite is a fermentation process) and produce various fruit liqueurs. These are great homemade gifts from the garden, right?
Option 2 - Juicer:
For the production of only a few glasses of juice, which should be suitable for immediate consumption, the purchase of an electric juicer in the form of a powerful home appliance is completely sufficient. With such a juicer you can always press only a few fruits and process them into juice - on average only up to 1.5 liters per pressing process. For larger harvests, this acquisition is therefore less well suited.
Sometimes these small juicer are offered as an accessory to a conventional food processor and it can be at the same time produce delicious smoothies with these devices.
Option 3 - Large fruit presses:
Many commercial fruit juice factories and also some horticultural clubs, which are in possession of a large fruit press, also offer gardeners the opportunity to have their crops processed for a lesser fee for fruit juice. However, when using large juice presses is not always guaranteed that you also get one hundred percent of the juice from your own garden fruits. Although the quality is usually just as good as with the own fruit juice production.