Blueberries are native to North America. It is a perennial plant with deep purple berries.
Blueberries are sweet and come in many varieties. Crops varies from May to August depending on the location you’re growing in.
Blueberry juice is made from the pulverized fruit of the blueberry plant. It is a great antioxidant and beneficial in so many ways. Here a short list:
• Helps with Macular Degeneration
• Assists in the Prevention of Cancer
• It can help to Lower Cholesterol
• Can help with the Loss of Memory to Alzheimer Patients
• Can help to reduce Varicose Veins
• Can help with Fever, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Colic
• A great Tonic after a Miscarriage
• Treats Urinary Tract Infections
• Helps to Improve Circulation
• Works as a Laxative
This is only a small list of the benefits of blueberry juice. If you’re a home owner and thinking about growing these amazing little balls of fruit, they are a popular for gardeners as they are relatively easy to grow.
Blueberries are full of Vitamins E, C, and A, zinc, selenium, and iron. They also contain copper, a anti-bacterial substance that helps with the common cold and other conditions.
Making Blueberry Juice
Put the blueberries in a strainer and rinse with cold water to remove any debris, shake while rinsing. Fill a large pot with blueberries. Pour cold water over the berries until submerged in an inch under water.
Bring to a boil, turn burner down to simmer then cover the pot for 2 hours. Check water level frequently to avoid scorching and burning the berries. After two hours use a potato masher to mash the berries.
Place the strainer over a large container, pour the mashed berries into the strainer and smash the blueberries through the strainer. This will help to extract more of the liquid from the pulp.
Put the liquid back into your large pot and place it back on the stove. Bring the blueberry juice to a rolling boil and add enough sugar to taste, then boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the stove and let liquid cool.
Put the liquid into containers for freezing or pour into ice cube trays (1 oz each) and freeze. Each 6 oz. of blueberry juice concentrate will make about 2 quarts of blueberry juice.
While making blueberry juice, you might want to wear gloves as blueberry juice can stain.