Cranberry juice is the liquid extract of cranberries. Unsweetened it would be considered too tart by most people. It is often mixed with water and sweetened with sugars, artificial sweeteners, or other sweet fruit juices to create a wide variety of cranberry juice cocktails.
Selecting and Buying
Choose cranberries that are firm and have a deep red color. Estimate that 1 lb. of cranberries will yield 4 to 6 ounces of juice.
Wash the cranberries in cool water and remove any imperfect berries.
Assemble your electric juicer according to manufacturer's instructions. Clean all parts if necessary.
Place fresh, clean cranberries in the hopper and process according to juicer instructions. Typically the fruit is inserted into a slot at the top of the juicer, and a container is placed below the spout to catch any juice that is processed, while the residue of the cranberries is kept separate from the juice in a removable cup in the juicer.
Sweeten the cranberry juice by processing two medium apples, that have been cored and two handfuls of cranberries.
Substitute 1/2 grapefruit and 1 medium orange (both peeled) for the apple, for a different flavor.
Preparation and Use
Home Remedies for Urinary tract or Urine Infection:
Due to the high anti-bacterial properties, consumption of cranberry juice is very effective in women suffering from urinary infections.
Conserving and Storing
Storing Cranberry Juice is like storing other juices, Keep refrigerated. Avoid placing it on direct sunlight and place it on a tight container.