Making Fresh Rhubarb Juice

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How do you make rhubarb juice?

We have 30 rhubarb plants in the garden? I told my husband that we have way too many rhubarb plants for one family, but he didn’t want to kill any of those thriving plants.

I don’t like wasting food, but I really didn’t know what to do with so much rhubarb. Most of our family likes to eat it raw, but it’s pretty sour. You can only eat so much!

Rhubarb makes a tasty jam, but still we had too much rhubarb. You can make rhubarb sauce, rhubarb cobbler, or rhubarb crisp, but we still had too much rhubarb.

Rhubarb in Garden

It’s was time to get creative. I was making a roast and thought it would make a great marinade. Before I put the juice over the roast, I tasted it.

I was drinking fresh apple cider at the time and added a little rhubarb juice to my drink. I thought it would make my drink sour, but it didn’t. I added a lot of rhubarb juice to my apple cider. It was delicious.

There are a lot of health benefits of fresh rhubarb.

Canning equipment
is an investment, so I only buy one new piece of equipment each year.

The Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor was my new piece of canning equipment in 2010.

You can use this juicer when juicing all of your fruits and vegetables. This is an excellent way to make raw juice.

How to Make Raw Rhubarb Juice

  • Cut the rhubarb stalks off at the base of the plant. Cut off the big rhubarb leaf. The leaf is poisonous.

Cutting and Washing Rhubarb

  • Wash the rhubarb stalks.
  • Only put one or two stalks of rhubarb in the juicer at a time. The rhubarb is very fibrous and has a harder time going through the juicer.

    Only juice 4-5 long stalks of rhubarb before cleaning the blades. This cleaning process only takes about 15 seconds. Using the brush that comes with the machine, quickly brush the rhubarb fibers away from the blades. Throw the fibers away.

Jucing Rhubarb

    When juicing other fruits and veggies you can fill up the juicer. They go through the juicer quite quickly and don’t jam up the blades.

  • Pour the fresh rhubarb juice into freezer containers. I use cottage cheese and yogurt containers. After 2-3 days, fresh juice will start to ferment in the refrigerator. Decide how much you want to drink in 2 days and use that size of container. You want your thawed juice to be fresh when you drink it.

    Leave a 1-2 inch head-space at the top of the container to allow for expansion as the juice freezes.

Freezing Rhubarb Juice

  • Take the juice out of the freezer the night before you want to drink it and store in the refrigerator. The fresh juice separates quickly so stir before drinking.

    Rhubarb juice tastes really good when mixed with other fruit juices. I didn’t like it mixed with carrot juice. I haven’t tried other vegetables juices with it.

Health Benefits of Rhubarb

The Nutrients in a Cup or 122 grams of Raw Diced Rhubarb Stalks are:

  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Natural Fats
  • Omega 6 Fatty Acids
  • Natural Sugars
  • Carbohydrates
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Calories
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1, Thiamin
  • Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B3, Niacin
  • Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
  • Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K (Good Amount)
  • Choline
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
Manganese:
  • Supports strong bones
  • Supports healthy bones
  • Normalizes blood sugar levels
  • Supports healthy thyroid gland
  • Improves Nerve health
  • Protects from free radicals
  • Helps protect from nausea
  • Reduces vomiting
  • Reduces skin rashes
  • Maintains Hair color
  • Normalizes Cholesterol levels
  • Helps prevent dizziness
  • Helps prevent hearing loss
  • Supports healthy reproduction
Vitamin K:
  • Improves blood clotting
  • Reduces bleeding
  • Improves kidney function
  • Improves bone growth
  • May protect from osteoporosis
  • May protect and cure from some cancers
Vitamin C:
  • Improves wound healing
  • Prevents cells from damages
  • Improves gums health
  • Improves teeth health
  • Improves Immune System
  • Protects from free radicals
  • Reduces Aging
  • Lowers Risks of some Cancers
  • Improves Iron absorption
  • Improves Lung health
  • Prevents from frequent colds
  • Protects from frequent infections
Rhubarb Nutrients Health Benefits

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