Grape is the fruit of all seasons. They are usually pale green, black, blue, golden, or purple-red in color. They are rich in ellagic acid as well as in nutrition. Grape skin contains resveratrol, a dietary constituent, which is also a strong anti-oxidant. Grape seed extracts have natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties. They are considered useful for maintaining heart health and curbing heart disease. Grapes are mostly used for wine production. Moreover, grapes also make delicious jellies.
Making Jelly Using Fresh Grapes
- Grapes, 4 cups
- Sugar, 1 cup
- Jelly bag, 1
- Water, 1 cup
- First wash the grapes and remove the stems.
- Add the water to the grapes.
- Heat the mixture and let it simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Strain the mixture in the jelly bag.
- Keep it in a cool place for 24 hours. Dip the mixture out and strain again.
- Mix a cup of sugar for each cup of the mixture. Heat, and keep stirring until the sugar dissolves.
- Cook until the mixture sheets off the spoon. Pour the jelly mixture into hot jelly glasses.
Making Jelly Using Fresh Grape Juice
- Fresh grape juice, 5 cups
- Sugar, 7 cups
- Pectin, 1 (2 oz.) box
- Butter, ½ tsp.
- Set the jars and tops in a pan of water, bring it to a boil to sterilize them.
- Measure 5 cups of juice in a pot, stir in the box of pectin and add butter to reduce foaming.
- Bring the jelly mixture to a full boil. Keep stirring constantly, then add the sugar quickly.
- Bring it to full boil again. Boil for about one minute, do not stop stirring the mixture.
- Now get the mixture off the heat and skim off the foam.
- Pour it quickly into the jars to within ⅛ inch of the top. Wipe the rims and the threads of the jars and cover them with two piece lids.
Making Jelly Using Grape Juice
- Frozen grape juice, 1 can (6 oz.)
- Pectin, 1 package (1¾ oz.)
- Hot water, 2 cups
- Sugar, 3¾ cups
- Use a 3 qt. casserole dish, blend in the grape juice, and pectin.
- Stir in hot water. Cover and microwave on high for 8 to 9 minutes until it boils.
- Add the sugar and stir continuously for about 4 minutes.
- Cover and microwave again on high for 6 to 8 minutes.
- Stir, skim, and put it into ½ pint jars. Cover with lids and rims and keep them in boiling water for about 10 minutes.
1 tbsp. (approximately 20 gm.) of grape jelly contains about 50 calories, 15 mg. sodium and 13 gm. carbohydrates.