The history of the grape is at least as old as the history of mankind.Archaeologists best estimates,grapes were being cultivated in Mesopotamia as early as 6,000 BC.From there,the spread eastward to Phoenicia and Egypt.And by 2,000 BC,Phoenician sailors were ferrying grapevines across the Mediterranean Sea to Greece and the world beyond.Grapes are very nutritious and can play a vital role in Cardiovascular health by keeping heart muscle flexible and healthy,Wine is Protective for Persons with Hypertension in specified doses.Grape Crush is a very easy and awesome recipe which you can store in your fridge for more than one year.
Grape juice - 2 cups
Sugar - 4 cups
Water - 2 cups
Citric acid - 1 1/2 tsp
Sodium benzoate - 2 pinches
Tonovin - 1 1/2 tsp (Grape essence)
1)Select fresh, ripe juicy black variety grapes.
2)Separate the good ones alone from the bunch and wash them thoroughly under running tap water.
3)Keep in a perforated bowl for sometime for the water to drain away.
4)Take it in a vessel and crush it lightly using wooden masher.
5)Cook it in reduced flame in that liquid itself for few minutes.
6)Remove from fire,cool down and blend them well.
7)Strain through a sieve to remove seeds and skin.
8)Measure the juice.
9)Heat sugar, water and citric acid together to boiling point.
10)Filter the syrup and allow it to cool.
11)Mix this syrup,juice,essence and preservative together.
12)Fill in sterilized dry bottles leaving 1 inch head space with air tight cork.
13)Dilute with three times ice cold water and serve.
1)Can preserve this for one year in fridge.
2)Instead of water try adding plain soda.The taste is just great.