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Fresh fruit and vegetables from your own garden simply taste best. So why not make juice yourself? Here 3 possibilities are presented.Make your own juice
Sometimes the harvest is so productive that it pays to make your own juice. And that has a very big advantage over purchased products: since the juice remains natural in its own production, it is also much richer in vitamins. You don't even have to make fruit juices. Also from many types of vegetables such as Tomatoes can be made delicious juices.
Suitable fruit selection / vegetable selection
In principle, you can use everything your garden has to produce juices. 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 from e.g. Apple-cherry, apple-pear, a forest fruit mix, etc. even guarantee a very special taste experience.
In order to be able to make juice from the fruits or vegetables, you first have to harvest them and clean them well. You can then start with the actual juice production. The options below show how you can do this.
3 ways to make juice presented
Possibility 1 - house must:
In the specialist trade, comfortable compact devices are now being offered, which ensure that you can set up your own house must with little space. Standardized home appliances even enable fruit juice pressing of up to 70 liters per hour. However, the purchase price of such devices is on average between around 1,000 to 2,000 euros. The house cider shop then processes the fruit into delicious juice in just a few steps.
And this is how it works:
- Washed pome fruit is chopped with a fruit cutter, berry fruits can be processed directly.
- The shredded pieces of fruit (the so-called mash) are optimally squeezed out using an automated hydro press with a filter on the inside.
- The pressed juice is immediately filled into appropriate stainless steel or plastic containers (alternatively, wooden barrels, sterilized bottles or special cardboard boxes can be used). In many of these special containers you can keep the juice for several weeks.
You can then even use the fresh fruit juices to make alcoholized fruit must (a fermentation process is a prerequisite) and various fruit liqueurs. These are great homemade gifts from the garden, aren't they?
Option 2 - juicer:
For the production of just a few glasses of juice, which should be suitable for immediate consumption, the purchase of an electric juicer in the form of a powerful household appliance is completely sufficient. With such a juicer you can only squeeze a few fruits and process them into juice - on average only up to 1.5 liters per pressing process. This purchase is less suitable for larger crops.
Some of these small juicers are offered as accessories to a conventional kitchen machine and they can also be used to make delicious smoothies.
Option 3 - Large fruit presses:
Many commercial fruit juice factories and also some horticultural associations that own a large fruit press also offer gardeners the option of having their crops processed into fruit juice for a small fee. However, when using large juicers, it is not always guaranteed that you will get the juice from your own garden fruit again. Although the quality is usually just as good as when you make your own fruit juice.