We are familiar with the fact that homemade juice is much healthier than any store-bought juices. They are made by maintaining hygiene and from fresh fruits and vegetables. There are no added chemicals or preservatives in the juice or coloring products. In addition, store-bought juices give instructions about how long the juice can last in the fridge.
How long does homemade juice last in the fridge? Unfortunately, there’s no packaging to tell us that, thus leaving us confused. Freshly squeezed juice or homemade juice can be kept in the fridge for three days. After that, it’ll lose most of the nutrients and not be healthy to drink as well.
It’s always better to store your freshly squeezed juice in a glass jar or container instead of plastic bottles. A mason jar can be the perfect choice as it has a rubber seal near the lid that’ll help keep harmful oxygen outside.
Fill the juice up to the brim to discard trapped air in the container. Then, when you store your homemade juice in a mason jar, you can expect its shelf life to increase up to 2 days.
There are a number of things you can do to keep your homemade juice fresh. Add citric acid, remove oxygen, and refrigerate to increase your juice’s shelf life. But you know, you should always taste the juice before gulping it.
If it’s spoiled, you can notice the taste as fermented, so throw it. If you want to get most of the benefits out of the juice, consume it the moment you make it. Instead of making extra, make small quantities of juice daily.
However, you can still increase juice’s shelf life up to 72 hours by following the above ways. If you extend the days even by one hour, the juice is spoiled to drink. Freshness is important to preserve all the nutrients of a homemade juice.
When you keep homemade juice at room temperature, it can get spoiled within a few hours. So always keep it in the fridge to maintain the nutrients and freshness.
Making homemade juices is healthy for your body and pleasing for your tongue. Here are the types of homemade juices you can try when you’re bored by drinking one juice daily.
1. Lemon Juice
A perfect drink for summer to keep you hydrated. You’ll get a taste plus vitamin C. Take one small-sized lemon, cut in half, and squeeze it. Remove all the seeds if you’re squeezing them by hand. Add one glass of water, sugar, and some salt. Your lemon juice is ready.
2. Mango Juice
Blend 2-4 dice of mango with a little water until smooth. Add sugar and mix it properly. Add water to fill the remaining part of a glass. Mix until sugar dissolves completely. It’s a refreshing and cool drink for hot days.
3. Orange Juice
Take two tablespoons of orange juice, one tablespoon of lemon juice, sugar as per taste, and a pinch of salt. Add water and stir until all ingredients are mixed properly. A new way to make orange juice for your guests.
4. Grape Juice
Blend some grapes with water until smooth. Strain it in a glass to remove pulp. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add water to fill the remaining glass. Mix all the ingredients properly. Your chill drink is ready.
As all drinks have lemon as an ingredient, they will get sour within 15 minutes. So if you are planning to make these juices last for at least a day, avoid adding lemon juice, or you can add it later when you are serving it. This way, you’ll follow the whole recipe, and your juice won’t get sour too.