Sunday, November 13, 2011

Apple Juice

The sweet apples resembling today’s; appeared several thousand years ago in Kazakhstan.

In the mid second century Galen explain, implying the existence of a big range of varieties, that ‘some apples have sour juice, some acid, some sweet’ and some combine all three flavors.

Pliny the elders refers to a drink made from the juice of the apple Cider was drink throughout Europe in the third century AD and in the fourth century.

Apples made their way to the New World with early settlers– not to be grown for their good eating qualities but to be grown form seeds for their juice, which farmers used to make into hard coder each fall.

In North America since prohibition cider refers to unfermented, unpasteurized and usually unfiltered apple juice. After processing so as to resemble European apple juice, it is called ‘sweet apple juice’.

In the days before refrigeration, fresh fruit juice was either consumed immediately or made into an alcoholic beverage,

In the ancient and medieval world, however, allowing foodstuffs to ferment under controlled conditions was sometimes the best war to preserve them for human use,. and hard cider was a popular drink in medieval Europe.

The fermentation of apple juice to produce an alcoholic beverage is believed to have been practiced for over 2000 years.
Apple Juice
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