How to Can Grape Juice

When it comes to grape juice, store-bought just doesn't cut it. The flavor is always a little off, and you can never be sure what kind of preservatives they've used. Luckily, it's easy to make your own grape juice at home, and with the right storage methods, you can enjoy it for months to come.

Learn  how to can grape juice and get the easy recipe for homemade grape juice.
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    Why can grape juice?

    Not only is it delicious, but it also has a number of health benefits. Grape juice is a great source of antioxidants. These nutrients help to protect cells from damage and may even reduce the risk of some chronic diseases.

    Grape juice is also a good source of vitamins A and C, both of which are essential for a healthy immune system. In addition, grape juice can help to improve heart health by reducing LDL cholesterol and increasing HDL cholesterol levels.

    Plus, it has beautiful colors and looks really great on the pantry shelf.

    canning grapes for juice

    How to make homemade grape juice?

    Making grape juice at home is a simple process that anyone can do. First, you'll need some supplies:

    how to can grape juice

    Bring water to a boil in a fruit/vegetable steamer.

    Start by giving your grapes a good wash in the sink. Remove any leaves (you can leave the stems).

    how to can grapes for juice

    Then, place the grapes in the steamer. Make sure the stopper is on the hose and you've placed a mason jar under the hose in case of any dripping.

    Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Allow the grapes to simmer for about 15 minutes, feel free to smoosh them down occasionally.

    grape juice homemade

    Open stopper and run juice through the hose into the mason jar. fill the jar to about 1/2" from the top. Place jar lid and ring on the jar.

    homemade grape juice

    Let jars sit and seal for 24 hours before labeling and adding to your shelf. Aren't they pretty? I just love how they look once they are on the shelf.

    how to make homemade grape juice

    How to store homemade grape juice?

    The key to storing grape juice is to keep it dark and cool. Light can cause the flavor to degrade, so it's important to find a dark spot in your pantry or cupboard.

    As for temperature, grape juice should be stored in a cool, dry place. If you have an unused fridge in your basement or garage, that's ideal.

    With proper storage, homemade grape juice will stay fresh and delicious for months. So next time you're in the mood for a glass of grape juice, skip the store and head straight for your kitchen.

    Now don't forget to log how many jars of grape juice you canned in your canning journal.  That way you always know how much you have and when you need more.

    VIDEO:  Steam Canning Grape Juice

    Learn  how to can grape juice and get the easy recipe for homemade grape juice.

    Learn  how to can grape juice and get the easy recipe for homemade grape juice.

    Homemade grape juice recipe


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