Juicing Tips and Tricks

Make tasty, healthy juices from the bounty of your own garden. Here’s guidance in how juicing works, produce selection, canning and freezing juice and more.

| January 2013

Preserving Summer’s Bounty (Rodale Books, 1995) is an extensive resource on how to preserve all kinds of food — from the traditional tried-and-true preserving methods to quick-and-easy ways to get the most out of your garden produce. This book, from the Rodale Food Center and edited by Susan McClure, includes instructions on how to harvest, freeze, can and preserve what you grow, plus recipes for how to use the results. In the following excerpt, learn all about juicing, a great way to get the nutrients and taste from garden produce.   

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More from Preserving Summer’s Bounty:

Basic Stir-Fry Recipe 

You may have drunk orange juice faithfully every morning as a child. It was every mother’s prescription for good health and a full day’s vitamin C. As you grew up, you probably added apple, cranberry, grape, and tomato juice to the list.

And now, the grocery stores are overflowing with exciting (and pricey) juice blends. We don’t need to be convinced that juices are delicious and nutritious. The great news is that they’re easy to make at home.

Making juice of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables is so popular that it’s touted as a way to cure assorted ailments. And while we can’t prove that this is true, we do know that drinking fresh juices will help you meet dietary requirements for fruits and vegetables. And you can be sure that your homemade juice is free of any undesirable additives, preservatives, and artificial flavoring or coloring.

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