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Juicing Jaboticaba
« on: April 15, 2014, 11:25:58 PM »
this season I'm seriously considering juicing some jaboticabas. (mainly because the trees make so much fruit, it's almost impossible to eat it all.)

I just haven't figured out the best way...I think I'm going to hand press them through a metal colander...while trying not to agitate the skins or crush the seeds, hopefully reducing the amount of tannins in the final product.

anyone ever juiced jabos before?

I suppose I could freeze the juice after is bottled, so I don't have to pasteurize it?

any info on this subject is appreciated!

 

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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 11:30:15 PM »
I have heard of people using them to make wine. This would require them to be juiced.
Good luck & perhaps you may decide to ferment some?

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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 11:59:50 PM »
this season I'm seriously considering juicing some jaboticabas. (mainly because the trees make so much fruit, it's almost impossible to eat it all.)

I just haven't figured out the best way...I think I'm going to hand press them through a metal colander...while trying not to agitate the skins or crush the seeds, hopefully reducing the amount of tannins in the final product.

anyone ever juiced jabos before?

I suppose I could freeze the juice after is bottled, so I don't have to pasteurize it?

any info on this subject is appreciated!


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Messy but give it a try, who know you will invent a De-jaboticaba machine & make beaucoup bucks! ::)
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 01:18:36 AM »
I've juiced jaboticabas before. Used a hydraulic press. Didn't care about crushing seeds as i had so many around. Press is nice because you get every drop out, don't have to remove skins, or remove seeds, which i a lot of work when you do large quantity. Here is the finished product. Very delish and great color!:

I've also made jaboticaba liqueur. It's outta this world good.
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 02:12:21 AM »
this season I'm seriously considering juicing some jaboticabas. (mainly because the trees make so much fruit, it's almost impossible to eat it all.)

I can help with some eating if you need a hand! :-D
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 03:05:35 AM »
Forgot to say, if you have too many to handle you can also freeze them whole and process them as time permits. They're also good dried if you have a dehydrator?
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 09:45:00 AM »
I've juiced jaboticabas before. Used a hydraulic press. Didn't care about crushing seeds as i had so many around. Press is nice because you get every drop out, don't have to remove skins, or remove seeds, which i a lot of work when you do large quantity. Here is the finished product. Very delish and great color!:

I've also made jaboticaba liqueur. It's outta this world good.


Wow Oscar, that look very good I can almost taste it.  http://www.cherrywine.com/wines/volcano-red/
Have you try their jaboticaba wine from this Hawaiian winery?  Thinking of order a case; my jaboticaba has a few year to go before I can bottle my own.  :)
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 11:33:59 AM »
I've juiced jaboticabas before. Used a hydraulic press. Didn't care about crushing seeds as i had so many around. Press is nice because you get every drop out, don't have to remove skins, or remove seeds, which i a lot of work when you do large quantity. Here is the finished product. Very delish and great color!:

I've also made jaboticaba liqueur. It's outta this world good.

Oscar, did you crush Jabo's then steep in Vodka?To make liqueur 8)

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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 04:08:37 PM »
thanks to everyone for posting!!

Oscar...the juice photos excellent!

I will try to take pics of my final product.

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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2014, 07:18:29 PM »
Nice!  Oscar:  nice pics!

Perhaps make wine?
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2014, 07:29:50 PM »
I've juiced jaboticabas before. Used a hydraulic press. Didn't care about crushing seeds as i had so many around. Press is nice because you get every drop out, don't have to remove skins, or remove seeds, which i a lot of work when you do large quantity. Here is the finished product. Very delish and great color!:

I've also made jaboticaba liqueur. It's outta this world good.


Wow Oscar, that look very good I can almost taste it.  http://www.cherrywine.com/wines/volcano-red/
Have you try their jaboticaba wine from this Hawaiian winery?  Thinking of order a case; my jaboticaba has a few year to go before I can bottle my own.  :)


I've never heard of that winery before. The problem is that it's blended with grapes. A local winery here called Volcano Winery also makes a jaboticaba/grape blend, and it's not very good. I think it's mostly grapes. Jaboticaba wine is excellent when pure 100% jaboticabas.
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2014, 07:32:16 PM »
I've juiced jaboticabas before. Used a hydraulic press. Didn't care about crushing seeds as i had so many around. Press is nice because you get every drop out, don't have to remove skins, or remove seeds, which i a lot of work when you do large quantity. Here is the finished product. Very delish and great color!:

I've also made jaboticaba liqueur. It's outta this world good.
Oscar, did you crush Jabo's then steep in Vodka?To make liqueur 8)

No, i used 100% alcohol. If you can get that it's better than using vodka as vodka has a taste it will impart. In a pinch you can use vodka though.
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 07:33:39 PM »
thanks to everyone for posting!!

Oscar...the juice photos excellent!

I will try to take pics of my final product.

Yes please to take photos and let us know how it turns out. I'm sure you will enjoy it!
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 07:36:01 PM »
Nice!  Oscar:  nice pics!

Perhaps make wine?

Liqueur is a bit easier than making wine, but yeah if i ever find some time and loads of jaboticabas i might attempt making wine. I'm not much of a wine lover, but for jaboticaba wine i make a total exception. ;) I've tasted home made jaboticaba wine and it's still a fond memory of how great it was.
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 09:09:26 PM »
it took about 25 minutes to make a half gallon...pressed them by hand through a colander...the end result was nectar of the gods!!  SUPER SWEET!

2.5 gallon bag, pretty much filled to the brim










skins and seeds...


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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2014, 09:32:16 PM »
AWESOME!!  congrats, adam.  I hope to be juicing these babies, like you and oscar, in 3-5 years
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2014, 10:19:33 PM »
That looks really tasty! So if you would estimate, how many cups (1/4 litres) of juice did you produce per pound of fruit?

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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2014, 10:25:44 PM »
That looks really tasty! So if you would estimate, how many cups (1/4 litres) of juice did you produce per pound of fruit?

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Tomas...I'm guessing I had about 7-9lbs of fruit...and got about 1/2 gallon of juice...maybe a little more.

I didn't press the fruits too hard, so I would avoid the tannins in the skins....it worked great....it was like extra virgin olive oil...the first press was the best.   The juice had a light white /violet /pink color.  If you really pressed harder and scraped, the juice got darker, and more tannic...but I bet I could have got about 25% more juice if I really pressed them....but I'm happy just getting the cream of the crop....lol  (I'm a real jabo snob)

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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2014, 10:58:19 PM »
I have just took the last 2 pounds of my march 2012 jabos  out of the freezer.
I followed a recipe out of the RFC tropical fruit cook book to make juice and then
make jam. crush fruit cover with water,boil add sugar lime juice for acid and add pectin
  End result it did't jell that good but it sure is good over ice cream
I will try again with some of my march 2013 stash

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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2014, 11:10:16 PM »
Man with those pic's and description you got my mouth watering for some jabo juice!!! :'( I'll have to wait some years yet for mine! ;) 8) 8) 8) Jam too Wow! :P 8)

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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2014, 11:13:26 PM »
Looks great Adam. I'm glad you enjoyed it. BTW i pressed mine very hard with hydraulic press and there were no tannins that i could detect. Is it right to assume those are sabaras?
Jaboticaba jelly is very popular here and you can often buy it at farmer's markets.
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2014, 11:30:21 PM »
oscars recommendation to freeze is the best. frozen jaboticaba is as good or better than fresh. when frozen, one can eat the seeds and skin (for some reason one doesnt sense the acidity of the skin when frozen).

my wife sometimes makes juice, but i prefer them frozen.
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2014, 11:57:02 PM »
Looks great Adam. I'm glad you enjoyed it. BTW i pressed mine very hard with hydraulic press and there were no tannins that i could detect. Is it right to assume those are sabaras?
Jaboticaba jelly is very popular here and you can often buy it at farmer's markets.

they were Hybrid Red fruits!

seriously almost too sweet!  i think the juice needs to be cut with water or apple juice...

I wonder what the brix is?  I would love to borrow a refractometer.

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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2014, 12:18:00 AM »
Looks great Adam. I'm glad you enjoyed it. BTW i pressed mine very hard with hydraulic press and there were no tannins that i could detect. Is it right to assume those are sabaras?
Jaboticaba jelly is very popular here and you can often buy it at farmer's markets.

they were Hybrid Red fruits!

seriously almost too sweet!  i think the juice needs to be cut with water or apple juice...

I wonder what the brix is?  I would love to borrow a refractometer.

Try good non bitter cucumber juice to lower the sweetness, it should make a really good mix. I wonder how it would do with coconut water as well.
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Re: Juicing Jaboticaba
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2014, 09:42:08 AM »
oscars recommendation to freeze is the best. frozen jaboticaba is as good or better than fresh. when frozen, one can eat the seeds and skin (for some reason one doesnt sense the acidity of the skin when frozen).

my wife sometimes makes juice, but i prefer them frozen.

CM, do you blend them frozen or just let them thaw and eat out of hand? 

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