Muscadines are large grapes which grow wild in the southeastern region of the United States. They have also been recognized as having more anti-oxidants than any other fruit and multiple health benefits. Here is a simple recipe for making delicious muscadine grape juice.
Muscadine Grape Juice Recipe
- Rinse three cups of muscadine grapes and place in a large pot.
- Add one gallon of cold water and one cup (add more sugar for extra sweet juice) of sugar, then slowly bring water to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
- Place a lid on the pot and allow to set until cool.
- Strain the muscadine grape juice and pour into glass jars.
- Add a few fresh muscadine grapes for garnish.
- Store in a cool place.
Muscadine Grape Juice
The Muscadine grape is a species of native North American vines first discovered by European settlers of the Southeastern United States. The earliest named variety was Scuppernong, discovered in 1554. Muscadines are well-adapted to the warm, humid conditions of the Southeast where other grape varieties don’t grow as well. Today “the super grape of the South” has been cultivated into more than 24 distinct varieties grown in traditional vineyard style.
The May 5, 2011 “Dr. Oz Show” featured muscadine grape juice as one of the primary cancer fighting foods.
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