Garlic comes with numerous benefits which include medical, nutritional and cosmetic. Fresh garlic juice is used for prevent cancer diseases, boosting immune system, reduce blood pressure and much more health benefits.
As per experts survey on old age people defines that regular garlic in our food can prevent much diseases.
Garlic is the things which are not used just in food recipes or food applications but is also used in health care products manufacturing industries. Reason is finest quality ingredients and herbs availability in fresh garlic.
It’s not only a powerful antioxidant but also a potent:
- and antibiotic substance.
The herb is packed with minerals, vitamins and bioactive benefits to our bodies. Ideally, garlic should be consumed fresh in order to take advantage of its full health benefits.
Many people, however, are not comfortable with chewing fresh garlic, so the best way to consume it fresh is by making fresh garlic juice.
Generally, drinking fresh garlic juice each day can help boost the immune system, prevent infections and lower cholesterol in your body. It has shown to prevent a wide range of chronic diseases including obesity, cancer, and cardiovascular ailments.
By lowering cholesterol levels, garlic juice has also proven to be a potent ingredient in many weight loss supplements and diets.
Making fresh garlic juice
Below are a few tips and steps you can follow to make your own fresh juice at home. Before you get started making your garlic juice:
- As tempting as it may be, always wash the garlic bulbs before tossing them in the juicer, to minimize the risk of botulism.
- Don’t plan to make the garlic juice the night before having guests at your place. Garlic juicing can get a little smelly.
- Wash the juicer immediately in hot, soapy water before the bits and pieces of pulp dry up.
- Don’t discard the garlic pulp after making your juice. You can freeze the leftover garlic and use it to spice your soups and sauces when you run out of fresh garlic.
- Making garlic juice is as easy as using a garlic press, but instead of scooping or wiping off your garlic, you take a few more steps to extract the juice.
Below are the requirements and steps on how to go about making fresh garlic juice. Things you’ll need:
- Garlic press/Food Processor
- Coffee filter
- Fine mesh sieve
- Bulb of garlic
- A clean container/bowl
Step #1: Peeling the garlic
Peel the garlic by either crashing or using your bear hands. Each clove of the garlic should give you about a half a teaspoon of garlic juice and the whole bulb yields about 1/4 to 1/3-cup of garlic juice.
One of the easiest ways to peel the bulbs is by smashing them using the side of a knife blade, after which you can easily peel off the skins using your fingers. Simply place on clove on a chopping board and place the chef’s knife on top of it.
With the sharp edge facing outward, hit the knife carefully with enough force to smash the clove. Do the same with the other cloves.
Step #2: Blending the Garlic
Place your peeled garlic into the food processor and blend it until it turns into a wet and smooth paste. If you don’t have the processor, a garlic press can come in handy.
You can place multiple cloves into the press if it’s big enough, but note that it will require more energy to press multiple cloves into a fine paste. Pass all your cloves into a bowl.
Take a break if you sense you are tired so that you preserve enough strength to press the cloves into a finer paste.
Step #3: Straining the Juice
Transfer the paste to the sieve, set the sieve over the bowl and press the pulp gently with a spatula or a metal spoon. The juice will be now dripping into the bowl.
If this process seems to be too slow, try using a sieve with medium gaps instead. Keep pressing the paste and squeezing until no more juice come out
Step #4: Filtering the Juice
Position the coffee filter over a glass bowl or jar and secure it in place using a rubber band. Run the garlic extract through to create an even finer and purer juice.
You can alternatively use a coffee maker to do this, but be aware that the garlic odor may linger around for a few more days even after you’ve washed your coffee maker.
Be patient as passing the garlic through the filter may take some time.
Step #5: Storing the Juice
Store the garlic juice in a glass container and seal it. You can use what you need and place the rest in a refrigerator.
If you are not going to use the rest anytime soon, it’s better to freeze it so that your fridge is not overwhelmed by the strong garlic smell.
Feel free to experiment with your garlic juice by adding a few drops of fresh lemon or ginger juice.