Grapes are great for you, and their fresh juice is just as awesome! Of all the types of grapes, purple ones rank at the top. The list of purple grape juice benefits is a long one. Bursting not only with flavor but also incredible vitamins, minerals, and other compounds that protect and boost your health. Let’s learn more!
The Juice: The Good Grape
Makes 32 fl oz
6 c Purple Grapes
1 Lemon or Lime
Wash & destem the grapes.
Peel the lemon or lime (optional).
Run the ingredients through your juicer and enjoy!!!
Juicer Test Kitchen Insider Tip: The darker the skin pigment on the grapes you juice should yield the higher concentrations of many of the components listed below. And if they have seeds, even better! Concord grapes are a good example.
The Details: Purple Powerhouse
Grapes contain a powerhouse of compounds that are simply awesome for our bodies. Starting with the antioxidant Vitamin C (also known as Ascorbic Acid). One cup of fresh purple grape juice contains 70% RDA of this key nutrient, which is essential for a fully functional immune system and healthy skin.
Another important antioxidant purple grapes have in spades is resveratrol. This well-studied compound is known to reduce inflammation and help regulate immune cells. The regulation of inflammation is tied to reducing the development of diseases like heart disease and cancer.
Purple grape juice is thought to promote cardiovascular health by reducing blood clotting risk, protecting blood vessels, lowering cholesterol levels, and maintaining healthy blood pressure. One way blood pressure is regulated is thanks to its potassium content. This mineral is vital to reducing blood pressure by removing excess sodium and relaxing blood vessel walls.
UTIs are no match for fresh purple grape juice, either! Their antibacterial effects have been noted to be similar to those found in cranberry juice. Our digestive health may also benefit through the support of beneficial gut microbes in our systems.
Another key component of purple grape juice is manganese. This mineral is vital for the formation of bone as well as brain neurotransmitter production. So enjoying a fresh cup of purple grape juice is great for your body, head to toe!
Find tons more amazing juices on my recipe page!
The Juicer: Tribest Shine Juicer
I made The Good Grape using the Tribest Shine juicer. I love this small but mighty juicer!
The Tribest Shine juicer gives a lot of power and performance for its size. It’s quiet, compact, and both easy to use and clean. This vertical cold press machine gives good yield and juice quality. It also makes single juices or small batches quickly.
One of Tribest Shine’s most appealing features is its price. It’s one of the industry’s most inexpensive juicers that is also high quality, backed by a 3-year home use warranty. If you want to check out my video review, click here!
The Tribest Shine is my go-to travel juicer, too. I just pack it in my carry-on bag so I can have fresh juice no matter where I go!
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