The Juice Experiment #4: Watermelon and Green Apple Juice

Watermelons are a childhood favourite of mine.  I tried mixing watermelons and green apples today to balance out the sweetness . Ripe watermelons are a wonderful source of lycopene. The lycopene levels  of watermelons store well even up to 7 days  in well refrigerated conditions.   Lycopene is a well known oxidant  with the ability to […]

The Juice Experiment #3 : Cantaloupe or Melon and Apple Juice

Decided to try mixing cantaloupes or melons with Fuji apples today.   Cantaloupes- I learned were far richer in betacarotenes than oranges were.  The betacarotene level of cantaloupes are 30 x times more than that of oranges. Cantaloupes are rich in vitamin C, A (carotenoids) , potassium, folate, vitamin b6, vitamin b3, b1 and magnesium.  They […]

The Juice Experiment #2 Carrot and Apple Juice

  I thought of mixing both carrots and apples today to make sure that my kids got both their fruits and vegetables in one go. To get the most out of a carrot, you need to either cook , grind or juice them in order to get the nutritional benefits of carrots which are tightly […]

The Juice Experiment #1 Pomelo and Green Mandarin or Ponkan Orange

I went downtown today on a fruit buying binge and came across sweet pomelos and green ponkan oranges. The Pomelo is a citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia.  In the Philippines, the most famous pomelos comes from Davao.  Pomelos come in various sizes, the best way to tell if the pomelo is sweet is to […]